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DNA Info: Bed-Stuy Building Has No Heat for At Least 17 Years, Residents Say

  Residents of an affordable housing building in Bed-Stuy say their management company has only just begun restoring heat to their apartments— eight years after taking over the building. Residents of 305 Decatur St., a Section 8 building in Bed-Stuy, say they’ve lived without heat since before their management company, Shinda Management Corp., took over […]

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Rep. Jeffries Reacts To Appeals Court Stop And Frisk Decision

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay in the ruling established earlier this year by federal trial judge, Shira A. Scheindlin which found the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program discriminatory and unconstitutional. The Second […]

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Rep. Jeffries Co-Sponsors Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

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Jeffries On The One-Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: “We Will Move Forward”

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy: “One year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck many neighborhoods in Southern Brooklyn and Queens with devastating ferocity. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined and lives turned upside down. Over the last year we have made tremendous progress, but we […]

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MSNBC: All In Agenda: One year since Sandy

  Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Republicans predictably railed against the Obamacare exchanges in a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday morning – apparently without realizing they were also criticizing a plan from their own side. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would put in place the same kind […]

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Jeffries On The Passing Of Congressman Major Owens

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of Former Congressman Major Owens: “Congressman Major Owens was a crusader for the people of Brooklyn, a champion for working-class families and a guardian of underserved communities.  He emphasized the importance of education as a catalyst for upward […]

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NYDN: Family sues over drunken woman’s death in Brooklyn holding cell

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The Hill: “Rep. Jeffries seeks to maximize gains from second Obama term “

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry: “America and Black Political Power”

On October 19, 2013, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries  discussed race relations in American politics and the reaction to black political power on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry. Additional panelists included, Glynda Carr, Audra Gillespie, and Kristen Soltis Anderson.  Click on the image below to watch the segment:    [[{“fid”:”588″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”332″,”width”:”580″,”style”:”width: 380px; height: 218px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: […]