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National Journal: Vote Ratings: Black Caucus May Flex More Influence

As Democrats prepare to flex what may be reinvigorated muscle this congressional session, the Congressional Black Caucus could be positioned to gain increased attention both from President Obama and congressional leaders. Passage of any significant legislation in the House may need as much support from Democrats—120 votes or so—as it does from Republicans. The CBC–a […]

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WABC-NY: Brooklyn Lawmakers Battle NRA On Looting Comments

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NY1 News: Brooklyn Rep. Fires Back At NRA Head’s Post-Storm Crime Claims

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Jeffries Rebukes NRA’s Wayne Lapierre, Urges Apology

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter recently sent to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, in response to his outrageous claims regarding the conditions of southern Brooklyn in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: “Wayne LaPierre’s continued exercise of his First Amendment right to share baseless […]

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Jeffries Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his 5th State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “In his first term, the President inherited a train wreck of catastrophic proportions. Through his leadership, the American economy is back on track. President Obama passionately made the […]

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NY1 News: House Committee Debates Immigration Reform

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