Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Press Releases

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives in support of the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act.

Apr 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, U.S.

Apr 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Fair Licensing Access for Governments (FLAG) Act. The legislation would allow government entities to obtain federal trademark protection for their flags, symbols, insignia and seals.

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

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.

Feb 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement:

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

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.

Dec 21, 2018 Press Release

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.

Nov 8, 2018 Press Release

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:

Oct 24, 2018 Press Release

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: 

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