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Jeffries: House GOP Bill Fails America’s Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries voted against the House Republican student loan bill, “Smarter Solutions for Students Act,” H.R. 1911.  This bill will not adequately address the student loan crisis we have in our country. “A college education is the gateway to the American Dream for working families and those who aspire to be […]

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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries Discusses Federal Disaster Relief Funding on “All In With Chris Hayes”

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NY1 News: House Likely To Vote On Student Interest Rate Bill

[[{“fid”:”412″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”263″,”width”:”492″,”title”:”NY1- Student Loan Hit”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]] The House is likely to vote this week on a plan that would keep student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, but some Democrats say that plan is actually worse than doing nothing. Washington bureau reporter Michael Scotto filed the following report. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Politicians are once […]

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NY1 News: Canarsie Pier To Welcome Back Eager Brooklyn Fishermen

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Canarsie Pier Re-Opens For Recreation

Brooklyn, NY – Today, the Canarsie Pier re-opened to the public for recreational use after being closed for six months due to Superstorm Sandy-related damages.  Located on the Jamaica Bay, the pier is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, a National Parks Service site. In April, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries toured the pier with representatives from […]

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Queens Chronicle: Rep. Jeffries meets Lindenwood Alliance

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CNN: Holder cites recusal in saying little about AP probe

Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that his decision to remove himself from the Justice Department investigation into a leak that led it to surreptitiously collect telephone records from the Associated Press leaves him unable to respond to questions about it. “I don't know what happened there with the intersection between the […]

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Over-Criminalization Task Force In House Could Rethink Drug Laws

  NEW YORK — The House Judiciary Committee created a bipartisan task force Tuesday to investigate whether the federal code over-criminalizes minor offenses. Advocates and lawmakers said the move could eventually help reduce the size of the massive federal prison population. The over-criminalization task force was created by a Judiciary Committee voice vote. Members include […]