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NYDN: House of Representatives Passes Bill to Study Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

[[{“fid”:”821″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”NYDN – Todd Maisel”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”NYDN – Todd Maisel”,”style”:”height: 118px; width: 180px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park could become a U.S. National Park Service landmark under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Monday night. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) introduced the bill because he […]

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NY1: Fort Greene Monument Has DC Lawmakers’ Attention

A Revolutionary War crypt in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park is a step closer to being named a National Monument. The House passed a bill Monday requiring the National Park Service to do a study of the Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument, which holds the remains of more than 11,000 Continental Army soldiers. All the troops died […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Jeffries talks health care, immigration, Sandy at reporters’ roundtable

Central Brooklyn is facing a health care crisis with hospitals hemorrhaging money and “an infusion of resources” is needed to solve the problem, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries told reporters during a roundtable discussion in his downtown Brooklyn office Thursday morning. Jeffries (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant-Canarsie- Brighton Beach) pointed to the troubled financial situations at Long Island College Hospital […]

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NYC Congressional Delegation Sends Letter To HUD On Sandy Funding

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NY1: Congressman Pushes to Bring National Recognition to Brooklyn Park

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Rep. Jeffries Questions Attorney General Eric Holder On Gun Violence In America

Washington – During a House Judiciary Committee Department of Justice oversight hearing on April 8, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) questioned the sole witness, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, on the Administration’s response to gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout America. During the line of questioning, Congressman Jeffries observed that many of the illegal guns […]

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Business Insider: Patently Unfair: Why The Senate Must Act to Club the Trolls

The American patent system was enshrined by our founding fathers in the Constitution to promote innovation and the progress of science and the useful arts.1 Since that time, when functioning as originally intended, it has served to bolster U.S. entrepreneurship, economic advancement and employ millions of workers across the nation.2 As Members of Congress from […]

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Rep. Jeffries Urges The House To Renew Unemployment Insurance For Over 2 Million Americans

Washington – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 59 to 38 to renew unemployment insurance compensation: “The Senate has put partisan politics aside and courageously taken a substantial step forward on behalf of over two million long-term unemployed Americans.  It is now time for Speaker Boehner and […]

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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Callous Republican Budget

WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the fiscal year 2015 House Republican budget: “House Republicans have renewed their attack on working families, the middle class and seniors by putting forth another budget that callously balances itself on the backs of the most vulnerable […]