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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: DON’T MESS WITH USPS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the “Delivering for America Act.” The legislation would prohibit the United States Postal Service (USPS) from implementing any changes to operations or the level of service it had in place in January. It would also provide $25 billion in critical […]

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REP. JEFFRIES SECURES FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND HURRICANE AND STORM DAMAGE RISK REDUCTION IN HOWARD BEACH

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) applauded the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 by the House of Representatives. The legislation included a directive requested by Rep. Jeffries for the Secretary of the Army to expedite a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek South […]

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REP. JEFFRIES RESPONDS TO SENATOR TOM COTTON ON THE HOUSE FLOOR

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) responded to Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton on the floor of the House of Representatives after Cotton described slavery as a “necessary evil. WATCH Remarks as delivered:  Slavery was not a necessary evil.  It was a crime against humanity, anchored in kidnap, rape, torture, lynching and the systematic oppression and enslavement of people of African […]

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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: WE’RE TIRED OF POLICE VIOLENCE. IT’S TIME TO PASS THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. Rep. Jeffries urged his colleagues to act to end racial profiling, criminalize the chokehold, demilitarize the police, end qualified immunity, create a national standard on excessive use of force, create a […]

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Chairs Jeffries and Maloney Release New Staff Report Highlighting Potential Costs of Census Undercount for NYC

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2020)—Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, to release a new staff report prepared by the staff of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.   The report highlights […]

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WASHINGTON POST – House impeachment managers: Trump is as lawless and corrupt as ever

Adam Schiff (Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Val Demings (Fla.), Sylvia Garcia (Tex.) and Jason Crow (Colo.) were the Democratic House managers in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Four months ago, we tried President Trump for abusing the power of his office in ways that undermined our country’s national […]

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REP. JEFFRIES, GOV. CUOMO ANNOUNCE COVID-19 TESTING SITES AT CHURCHES

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in partnership with Northwell Health, announced that 24 churches in predominately minority communities will become temporary COVID-19 testing sites. WATCH Rep. Jeffries’ remarks as delivered. “Good Morning, Governor. Great to be with you, and of course, thank you for the tremendous […]

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Roll Call: The Next 100 Days: The Sky’s the Limit

By: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Our plan to give America’s middle class – and those working to get there – a boost  One hundred days ago, I stood with my fellow House Democrats and swore the oath of office. We raised our right hands and promised to uphold the Constitution in the midst of a needless […]

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Rep. Jeffries Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Trademark Rights of Local Governments

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Fair Licensing Access for Governments (FLAG) Act. The legislation would allow government entities to obtain federal trademark protection for their flags, symbols, insignia and seals. The bill is cosponsored by Representative Martha Roby (AL-02) and the companion bill in the Senate is sponsored […]