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REPS. JEFFRIES & KIM INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY FOR VETERANS

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Young Kim (R-CA) announced the introduction of the Veterans and Family Information Act to improve non-English language accessibility for veterans, their families and caregivers.  The legislation would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to make versions of all of its fact sheets available in the ten most commonly spoken languages […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, HUFFMAN, FITZPATRICK AND BUCHANAN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO SUPPORT VITAL EFFORTS TO CONSERVE ENDANGERED AMPHIBIANS

WASHINGTON, DC – In advance of World Frog Day, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced the Global Amphibians Protection Act. The legislation will support the conservation of highly endangered amphibian species across the globe. Amphibians are some of the oldest species in the world, some existing before the […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES & TAYLOR INTRODUCE THE BIPARTISAN KENNETH P. THOMPSON BEGIN AGAIN ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced the Kenneth P. Thompson Begin Again Act. The bipartisan legislation would allow judges to expunge the records of low-level drug offenders to provide them with a second chance. Thompson served as the District Attorney of Kings County, New York, from 2014 until his […]

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HELP IS ON THE WAY. THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN IS THE LAW OF THE LAND.

Last week the House of Representatives passed and President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillionlegislation will put shots in arms to crush the virus, deliver survival checks to you, get children back in schools, keep people in jobs and help our small businesses stay open. The American Rescue Plan will also deliver more than $12 billion to the New York State and $6 billion to the New York City governments so they can […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: HELP IS ON THE WAY. WE WILL SEND THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DESK

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a Member of the Budget Committee, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. WATCH Remarks as delivered: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century crisis. It requires a once-in-a-century comprehensive, compassionate and […]

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REPS. JEFFRIES, SCOTT, ARMSTRONG AND BACON INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO ELIMINATE SENTENCING DISPARITY BETWEEN CRACK AND POWDER COCAINE

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act. The bipartisan legislation would eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively apply it to those already convicted or sentenced. The sentencing disparity between […]

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REP. JEFFRIES: BELIEVE YOUR OWN EYES. WE HAVE A CHALLENGE WITH POLICE VIOLENCE, POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE POLICE ABUSE OF FORCE.

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The legislation will work to end racial profiling, criminalize the chokehold, demilitarize the police, end qualified immunity, create a national standard on excessive use of […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF BOLD DEMOCRACY REFORM, H.R.1 – THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the passage of H.R.1 – the For the People Act of 2021, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement: “Today, House Democrats passed a once-in-a-generation democracy reform to clean up corruption in Washington and return our government to everyday Americans. Since our election to the majority in 2018, we […]

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REP. JEFFRIES, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK & GWEN CARR ANNOUNCE REINTRODUCTION OF BILL TO CRIMINALIZE THE CHOKEHOLD

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), the National Action Network and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, announced the reintroduction of the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act, legislation to make the chokehold and other strangulation tactics illegal under federal civil rights law. The bill, originally introduced by Rep. Jeffries in 2015, is included […]