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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES, SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER & SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND SECURE $9.2 MILLION FOR THE BROOKLYN HOSPITAL CENTER

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that they secured $9.2 million in funding for The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) through the recently-passed government funding law.  Serving more than 70,000 patients per year in its Emergency Department, TBHC is the oldest hospital in Brooklyn and an independent, […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES, SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER SECURE $3 MILLION FOR THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUNGER

EAST NEW YORK, NY – This week, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced they secured $3 million for The Campaign Against Hunger through the recently-passed government funding law. The money will fund a permanent community food hub, a first-of-its-kind ecosystem that uses food access, education and innovation in urban farming to break the systemic and interconnected cycle […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, ISSA, BASS & MACE INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MEASURES

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced the introduction of the Human Trafficking Prevention Act. The bipartisan legislation will require the posting of the contact information of the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the restrooms of all U.S. airplanes, airports, trains, train stations, busses […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement after President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a groundbreaking, visionary, highly capable legal mind who has dedicated her career to ensuring that the rights and […]

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STATEMENT BY REP. JEFFRIES ON RUSSIA’S ATTACK ON UKRAINE

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus, issued the following statement: “An attack on any democracy is an attack on every democracy. Vladimir Putin chose to launch a premeditated war, and is responsible for the pain, suffering and death that will result. Led […]

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STATEMENT BY REP. JEFFRIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON ISRAEL

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement: “Israel is a democracy. It is not an apartheid state. Any conclusion to the contrary is demonstrably false, dangerous and designed to isolate Israel in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the world. The special relationship between the United States and Israel is anchored […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: WE WILL DEAL WITH THIS GUN VIOLENCE SCOURGE WITH THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) traveled with President Joe Biden back to New York City to discuss combating gun violence with the President, Attorney General Merrick Garland, Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, Members of the New York City Congressional delegation, leadership and officers of the New York City Police Department and […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: YOU BETTER BACK UP OFF OF US. WE WILL END THE ERA OF VOTER SUPPRESSION IN AMERICA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to the House sending the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act to the Senate. The legislation will restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and counter GOP-led voter suppression efforts to restrict early voting, […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON BRONX FIRE

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been lost and injured in the horrific fire in the Bronx. Any loss of life is catastrophic, but the death of 9 children is unimaginably painful, and my heart breaks for their families. I thank […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE JANUARY 6TH INSURRECTION

WASHINGTON, DC – On the one-year anniversary of the violent insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement: “A year ago today, a violent insurrection took place in the citadel of our democracy, the United States Capitol. Incited by the former disgraced, twice-impeached president of […]