Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

In The News

Jul 17, 2013 In The News
As more demonstrations are being planned in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, members of New York's congressional delegation said Monday that there are precedents for the federal government to follow up with its own investigation.
Jul 12, 2013 In The News
Two congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would heighten pleading requirements for patent suits and restrict discovery, the latest bill in a slew of proposals aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls.
Jul 10, 2013 In The News

Responding to evidence that the United States is falling behind other countries in preparing youngsters in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)–and to President Barack Obama’s recent call for “an all-hands on deck approach to STEM”— the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) today will launch #STEMNOW

Jul 8, 2013 In The News

If the two previous town hall meetings in Howard Beach discussing the neighborhood’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy were any indication, many entered St.

Jul 8, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens) addressed the crowd that packed into St. Helen’s for a town hall forum on Hurricane Sandy issues on Sunday.
Jul 1, 2013 In The News
Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries hosted a post-Sandy town hall meeting with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder for residents still struggling to recover.
Jul 1, 2013 In The News
As 1010 WINS’ Gene Michaels reported, Father Dooley Hall at St. Helen Roman Catholic Church at 157-10 83rd St. in Queens, was the site of a post-Sandy Town Hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), and state Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder (D-Queens).
Jul 1, 2013 In The News
Mayor Bloomberg’s comment about stop-and-frisk on his weekly radio show sparked major backlash from community leaders and politicians — the outrage stemming from hundreds of thousands of stops each year that result in arrests only about 10% of the time.
Jul 1, 2013 In The News
Mr. Jeffries said Mr. Bloomberg's "racially charged comments" last week showed he doesn't recognize the pain caused by the policy and that "the time is now" for its reduction. "The mayor's comments in defense of stop-and-frisk were sad, disrespectful, hurtful, and quite unfortunate," he said.
Jul 1, 2013 In The News
An embattled Mayor Bloomberg stood by his controversial comments on the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy Sunday — and unloaded on his critics.

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