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Rep. Jeffries And House Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Inventor Thomas Jennings

[[{“fid”:”748″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Thomas Jennings”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”Thomas Jennings”,”style”:”width: 215px; height: 249px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]WASHINGTON – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and more than a dozen House colleagues have introduced H.Res. 514 in honor of the life and achievements of Mr. Thomas Jennings, the first African-American to be granted a patent. Thomas Jennings was born in […]

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NY1: Brooklyn Man Celebrates 112th Birthday With Family and Friends

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Roll Call: Jeffries and Farenthold at SXSW: Keep Patent Trolls Under the Bridge

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House Passes Bill To Provide Financial Assistance For Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement after voting in support of legislation that will provide for one billion dollars in loan guarantees to Ukraine. Rep. Jeffries is a co-sponsor of the measure that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 385 – 23: “The financial assistance provided in […]

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Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Co-Sponsored By Rep. Jeffries Passes The House

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. Rep. Jeffries is an original cosponsor of H.R. 3370, which passed the House 306 – 91 on March 4, 2014: “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will halt premium rate increases […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement On The Songwriter Equity Act

WASHINGTON – On February 25, 2014, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after becoming an original co-sponsor of the Songwriter Equity Act of 2014: “The Songwriter Equity Act endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions in the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative […]

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NY1: Interfaith Supporters Want Federal Funds to Ensure Facility’s Future

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MSNBC: Is this an era of permanent gridlock?

Rep. Jeffries joined several panelists for a discussion on President Obama’s 2015 budget agenda and the gridlock in Washington on MSNBC’s “UP” with Steve Kornacki.  Click on the image below to watch the full interview.  [[{“fid”:”726″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Up with Steve 2.22.14″},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//edit-projects.45press.com/jeffries/sites/projects.45press.com/jeffries/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/Up%2520with%2520Steve%25202.22.14.jpg”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”height”:”415″,”style”:”width: 550px; height: 305px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”Up with Steve 2.22.14″,”width”:”749″}}]]