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Rep. Jeffries On The End Of The Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement on House passage of the bipartisan agreement to reopen the government and avert default: “Our national nightmare is over.  The government will reopen, a default has been averted and it’s time to get back to doing the business of the American people.”

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NY Amsterdam News: How people are being hurt by the government shutdown

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called the shutdown a “sad moment” in the nation’s history. He blames tea party extremists for the shutdown. Even if you’re looking for guidance about the government shutdown via the president’s website at www.whitehouse.gov, you will see this message: “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this […]

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Jeffries Denounces House Gop Mini-Me Strategy

WASHINGTON – Today, on the House Floor, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) stood up for Superstorm Sandy victims in Brooklyn and Queens.  He denounced the House GOP strategy to reopen small parts of the government and ignore the rest while Americans suffer. The video can be viewed by clicking here or on the image below: Rep. Jeffries […]

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The Russian Reklama: Hakeem Jeffries Visits “Russians” (Community)

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Jeffries Takes To The Floor To Explain House Republican-Shutdown Mythology

WASHINGTON – On October 7, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of the government shutdown and health care reform.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), John Lewis (GA-5), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Barbara Lee (CA-13), G.K. Butterfield […]

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Jeffries Statement On House Republican-Led Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the government shutdown due to the failure of the House Republicans to pass a responsible resolution to keep the government funded: “This is a sad moment in our nation’s history where a band of Tea Party ideological extremists and their co-conspirators have shutdown the United […]

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The Yeshiva World News: Brooklyn’s Political Power Demonstrated At Sukkah Gatherings Across The Borough

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Jeffries Statement On Possible Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting against the latest GOP proposal designed to shutdown the government: “House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President.  The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in […]

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Our Time Press: Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 43rd year

To state that 2013 is a pivotal year in Black history is an understatement.  We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and the 43rd year of the Congressional Black Caucus. Converging on Washington, DC this […]

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The Nabe: Politicians and Post Office Officials Discuss Pratt Station Post Office Closure

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