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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Rise Of Anti-Semitism In The Ukraine

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter recently sent to the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Olexander Motsyk, in response to rising levels of anti-Semitism and racial intolerance in the Ukraine that is spearheaded by the fast-rising Svoboda political party. “Despite the Ukrainian government’s efforts to battle racial intolerance, use […]

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House and Senate Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Amend the Trademark Act of 1946

WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the United States or any state or local government to register official insignia for federal trademark protection.  Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Ted Poe (TX-2) introduced H.R. 3713 in the House and Senators Klobuchar (MN), Charles Schumer (NY) and Mike […]

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Rep. Jeffries On The Appointment Of William Bratton As NYC Police Commissioner

WASHINGTON – Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the appointment of William Bratton as the new police commissioner for the City of New York: “The newly designated police commissioner is a highly respected law enforcement professional with a track record in Los Angeles of both reducing crime and having a meaningful working […]

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Washington Times: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Government employee pensions should not be touched in budget talks

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Thursday he is not convinced that the ongoing budget talks will result in the federal workforce paying more for their retirement benefits. Mr. Jeffries, New York Democrat and budget committee member, suggested that it is more likely that lawmakers increase fees on airlines. “I think the user fee question is one […]

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NY 1: Dinkins: Mandela ‘Greatest Figure Of The Century’

Former Mayor David Dinkins, who was in charge of the city when Nelson Mandela came to visit in 1990, called Nelson Mandela “the greatest figure of the century” upon reflecting on his death Thursday. Dinkins was with many other New Yorkers closest to Mandela Thursday, as they were all gathered to memorialize former Deputy Mayor […]

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MSNBC: All In Agenda: Amazon brought straight to your door by a…drone?

Watch the full video interview by clicking the image below!   [[{“fid”:”640″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:””},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//edit-projects.45press.com/jeffries/sites/projects.45press.com/jeffries/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/MSNBC_0.jpg”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”height”:”347″,”style”:”width: 300px; height: 164px;”,”width”:”636″}}]] 1.  It was day 2 of Healthcare.gov 2.0.  After a six-week tech surge the site released its new version late November 30th. Shiny new beginnings for Obamacare? We shall see. One thing is for sure, Chris Hayes argues: it’s […]

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New York Times: Eye on 2016, Clintons Rebuild Bond With Blacks

  Inside Bright Hope Baptist Church, the luminaries of Philadelphia’s black political world gathered for the funeral of former Representative William H. Gray III in July. Dozens of politicians — city, state and federal — packed the pews as former President Bill Clinton offered a stirring eulogy, quoting Scripture and proudly telling the crowd that […]