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Voice of America: Faiz Rehman talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Click on the image below to watch Voice of America's Faiz Rehman interview Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on being new to the Congress, representing the 8th Congressional District of New York, and on being a strong supporter of immigration reform and cultural diversity:  [[{“fid”:”385″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”340″,”width”:”478″,”style”:”width: 300px; height: 213px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 4px;”,”title”:”VoA – Faiz Rehman”,”class”:”media-element […]

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Capital New York: The New Congressman From Gun-Afflicted Brooklyn Is Hopeful On Background Checks

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The Brian Lehrer Show – Guns and Budget Deals: On the Brink

Click on the image below to visit the WNYC website and listen to the interview: [[{“fid”:”357″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”512″,”width”:”630″,”style”:”width: 630px; height: 512px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px;”,”title”:”Brian Lehrer Show 4.10.13″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]

Press Release

Jeffries Statement On President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014: “The President’s proposal seeks to balance the budget and reduce our long-term deficit by $4.3 trillion in a sensible manner that strengthens the middle class, fosters manufacturing growth and expands educational opportunities […]

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NY1 News: Brooklyn Tenants Forced To Use Stairs Since Sandy File Lawsuit

  [[{“fid”:”356″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”281″,”width”:”542″,”title”:”CI Housing PC 4.5.13″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]] To get to his fifth-floor apartment, Melvin Thompson takes an elevator in one building and walks across an outdoor walkway that connects to his building. The elevator he's supposed to use has been out of service for more than five months, ever since October 29, when Hurricane Sandy hit. […]

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TheGrio: ‘Guns 4 Greatness’ gun buyback program promises cash, mentoring

Michael “Blue” Williams, CEO of Family Tree Entertainment, is used to calling the shots when managing the careers of successful rappers. But for his “Guns 4 Greatness” gun buyback program, the Bronx native plans to use his executive skills for the greater good. This Saturday March 30, in partnership with the NYPD and numerous entities, Guns 4 […]

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Brooklyn Downtown Star: Congress looks to Brooklyn as example of poor labor laws

The ongoing issue of Cablevision and how they treat their unionized employees was the subject of a Congressional forum last week in Brooklyn. Roughly a year ago, Brooklyn Cablevision workers joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA 1109). Now that they are unionized, workers claim they are being punished for their decision. Most recently, 22 […]