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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: WE’RE NOT GOING BACKWARD. DEMOCRACY WILL PREVAIL, AND GOOD TROUBLE WILL WIN THE DAY.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.R. 4: the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill would restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which were gutted by the Supreme Court in the 2013 […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, SUOZZI AND MEEKS STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO

Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) issued the following statement: “The office of Attorney General Tish James conducted a complete, thorough and professional investigation of the disturbing allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo. The investigation has found that the Governor engaged in abusive behavior toward women, including subordinates, created a […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & CHENEY INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS IN TURKEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) introduced the Turkey Human Rights Promotion Act of 2021. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would assert that the Government of Turkey must uphold the rule of law by taking steps to end arbitrary killings and torture, improve freedom of the press, permit free […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, SCOTT, ARMSTRONG & BACON APPLAUD OVERWHELMING COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF THE EQUAL ACT

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Don Bacon (R-NE) applauded the passage of the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act out of the House Judiciary Committee 36 to 5. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE WILL UNCOVER THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, WHETHER REPUBLICANS LIKE IT OR NOT

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the passage of H.Res. 503 to establish a Select Committee to investigate the January 6 violent attack on the Capitol. In May, 35 House Republicans joined Democrats to pass legislation to create […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, NADLER, VELÁZQUEZ, MALONEY, MEEKS, CLARKE, MENG, SUOZZI, ESPAILLAT, TORRES & BOWMAN URGE NEW YORKERS TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN FIRST-EVER RANKED CHOICE VOTING ELECTION

NEW YORK, NY – Today, on the eve of New York City’s first citywide election with ranked-choice voting, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Grace Meng (NY-06), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Ritchie Torres (NY-15) and Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) released the following […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES, COMMUNITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE $500,000 FOR FIRST PHASE OF ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE RISK REDUCTION PROJECT IN HOWARD BEACH

QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and community leaders announced that the Biden Administration provided $500,000 for a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek South and Howard Beach in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. This project represents the first phase of a resiliency project to […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, BACON, NADLER, MACE & JACKSON LEE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO ADVANCE THE GOALS OF THE FIRST STEP ACT

BROOKLYN, NY – This week, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08), Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Nancy Mace (R-SC-01) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) introduced the bipartisan First Step Implementation Act of 2021 to advance the goals of the historic First Step Act. In the 115th Congress, Rep. Jeffries worked across the aisle as the lead Democratic sponsor of the […]

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REP. JEFFRIES REQUESTS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FUND FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE RISK REDUCTION IN HOWARD BEACH

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) sent a letter requesting the Biden Administration fund a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek South and Howard Beach, Queens in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. Rep. Jeffries secured a directive in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 to expedite […]