Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Jeffries Urges House GOP To Put The Needs Of Americans Before Partisanship

Nov 19, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On November 18, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on ending hunger in America.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Rep. Andre Carson (IN-7).

Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact cutting critical supplemental nutrition benefits will have on approximately 50 million working-class Americans.  Rep. Jeffries also exposed significant economic disparities that have further exacerbated food insecurity, principally within the African American community.

The video can be viewed by clicking here or on the image below: Congressional Black Caucus Special Order on Ending Hunger in America.