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Rep. Jeffries: Remove Offensive Language From Federal Code

WASHINGTON – Today, the bipartisan 21st Century Respect Act authored by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Representative Steve Chabot (OH-01) passed the United States House of Representatives as a fully incorporated part of S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The legislation requires the executive branch to remove offensive language from the federal code and replace it […]

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REP. JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON S.1, THE STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ACT OF 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement: “The relationship between the United States and Israel is a special one that is rooted in our shared values, an important strategic partnership in the Middle East and a mutual commitment to a lasting […]

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House Democratic Chairman Hakeem Jeffries: Democrats Are Down With NDP — Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) delivered a rousing speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The video of Jeffries’ speech can be seen below, as well as his full remarks as prepared for delivery. WATCH Chairman Jeffries Remarks As Prepared […]

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House Democratic Chairman Hakeem Jeffries: Democrats Are Down With NDP — Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) delivered a rousing speech nominating Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The video of Jeffries’ speech can be seen below, as well as his full remarks as prepared for delivery. WATCH Chairman Jeffries Remarks As Prepared for […]

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Collins-Jeffries Historic Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – Today, historic, bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation, S.756, was signed into law. The First Step Act of 2018 is based on the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP) co-authored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09), that overwhelmingly passed the House in May. The […]

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Politico: House Clears Trump-Backed Criminal Justice Reform

Read The House overwhelmingly passed a major overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice laws on Thursday, marking a bipartisan achievement for lawmakers in both chambers and President Donald Trump in the waning days of the 115th Congress. The bill cleared the House 358-36 after passing in the Senate earlier this week. Trump, who used his […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES TO RUN FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Brooklyn native who was raised in a proud union household and recently completed a successful term as co-chair of the House Democratic messaging apparatus, released a letter announcing his intention to run for House Democratic Caucus Chair. The letter states, in part: “House Democrats helped defeat […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Acts of Domestic Terror Targeted At Perceived Adversaries of the Current Administration

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in connection with the acts of domestic terror targeted at perceived adversaries of the current administration:  “In light of the vile acts of attempted political violence and domestic terror directed at two former Democratic […]

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Rep. Jeffries Blasts Trump Administration Effort To Use Taxpayer Dollars To Arm Teachers

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s wasteful and dangerous plan to allow states to spend federal taxpayer dollars on guns in schools. “It appears Betsy DeVos has lost her […]

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Democrats: Invest $70 billion to Upgrade NYCHA and Public Housing Across America

NEW YORK, NY – Today, New York Congressional Democrats led by U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Greg Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), unveiled A Better Deal on Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for families in New York City and across America. In the aftermath […]