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Jeffries Tackles Student Loan Debt, Quotes Ronald Reagan To Defend Social Security During Ryan Budget Hearing

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AFRO.COM: Revisions Needed for Black Immigrants

In the ongoing discussions about immigration Black immigrants continue to be largely unseen and unheard, scholars, activists and others say. But, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to ensure that Black immigrants are given a place in the current conversation. “Black immigrants have contributed a great deal to our economy and culture, and the Congressional […]

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“The GOP Budget – A Partisan, Stale Manifesto”

WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released this year’s version of the House Republican budget: “Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the 2014 Republican budget, “A Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Approach.” Contrary to its title, the Ryan budget does not […]

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NYT: Hakeem Jeffries: Politics Versus Possibilities

Shortly after he formally took office, close to a thousand supporters turned up at the Pratt Institute to fete Congressman Hakeem Jeffries at a party billed as his district inauguration. In front of a packed crowd at Memorial Hall that included the most prominent Democrats in the crowded mayoral field, and with a few hundred […]

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“We Need A Balanced Approach To Fix Our Economy”

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MSNBC: Seeing The Sequester With A Fresh Set Of Eyes

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Jeffries And 12 House Colleagues Urge President Obama And Congressional Leadership To Oppose Funding Cuts For Native Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), joined by twelve of his House Colleagues, sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner that addressed the potential impact of sequestration cuts to Native American programs. The letter urges all parties to respect the Constitutional sovereignty of Native Americans […]

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NY1 News: Automatic Spending Cuts Could Hurt Sandy Victims, 9/11 First Responders

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“Hands Off The Voting Rights Act”

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