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USA Today: Black lawmakers call for more diversity in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation’s largest tech companies to hire more African Americans. Caucus members met with Apple’s Tim Cook and Intel’s Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their […]

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The Hill: Black lawmakers to push diversity in Silicon Valley

The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley.  Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.   The trip is part of the caucus’s Tech 2020 initiative, which launched in May […]

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Bipartisan House Coalition Launches Caucus Aimed at Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of growing bipartisan recognition that America must confront our overcriminalization problem, a group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress have launched an effort to comprehensively address public safety and our broken criminal justice system. U.S. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) […]

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Observer: Congressmen Form New Criminal Justice Reform Caucus

Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced today that he and three peers—two Republicans and one fellow Democrat—will co-chair a new Criminal Justice and Public Safety Caucus, aimed at altering the prison system in the United States. Mr. Jeffries joined Indiana Congressman Raul Labrador, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz and California Congressman Cedric Richmond to announce the formation […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the House Republican Disgraceful Embrace of the Confederate Battle Flag

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the House Republican disgraceful embrace of the confederate battle flag: “Had the confederate battle flag prevailed 150 years ago, I would not be a member of the […]

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House Passes Jeffries Amendment to Abolish Confederate Flags From Public Buildings Throughout the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed on a voice vote an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) that will prohibit the allocation of federal funds in connection with the purchase or display of a confederate flag on a public building or facility under the authority of the National […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today’s Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow nationwide Health Care Subsidies

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow nationwide health care subsidies: “President Obama’s health care law is one of the most important pieces of legislation of our generation. It has provided vital health insurance to […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Tragic Shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church:                                                                                           “My thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were tragically taken and the entire Charleston […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the FBI Warrantless Aerial Surveillance Program

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the FBI warrantless aerial surveillance program: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation may have crossed the line and violated the privacy rights of the American people with its […]

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Brooklyn Reader: Rep. Jeffries Holds Outdoor Office Hours for Bed-Stuy Residents

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his “Congress on the Corner” series On Thursday, May 28, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) was at Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy for one of his “Congress on the Corner” meet ups, an opportunity for residents of his district to discuss one-on-one with the congressman the issues that […]