Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Press Releases

Oct 31, 2013 Press Release
"The decision to stay the district court's opinion declaring the police department's stop and frisk program unconstitutional is an unfortunate departure from the long journey toward justice. The NYPD has sanctioned racial profiling during this administration in ways that violate the Fourth Amendment. Notwithstanding this judicial hiccup, communities victimized by the out of control stop and frisk program can at least take comfort that the apologists for this police tactic have to pack up by December 31."
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Oct 31, 2013 Press Release
“The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will help keep residents in their homes and our communities robust by making necessary changes to the National Flood Insurance Program,” said Rep. Jeffries. “I applaud both sides of the aisle for putting ideological differences aside and creating bipartisan legislation that addresses a national conflict that affects every homeowner and implements much-needed changes to this federal program.”
Oct 29, 2013 Press Release
“One year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck many neighborhoods in Southern Brooklyn and Queens with devastating ferocity. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined and lives turned upside down. Over the last year we have made tremendous progress, but we still have a long way to go. We must not rest until normalcy has been restored for every last victim.”
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Oct 22, 2013 Press Release
“Congressman Major Owens was a crusader for the people of Brooklyn, a champion for working-class families and a guardian of underserved communities. He emphasized the importance of education as a catalyst for upward mobility from the beginning of his career until the very end. Throughout his tenure, Rep. Owens compassionately prioritized those struggling to transcend above the poverty line. His legislative accomplishments and passion for service have left an indelible mark on the people he so wonderfully represented."
Oct 16, 2013 Press Release
“Our national nightmare is over. The government will reopen, a default has been averted and it’s time to get back to doing the business of the American people.”
Oct 11, 2013 Press Release
On the House Floor, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) stood up for Superstorm Sandy victims in Brooklyn and Queens. He denounced the House GOP strategy to reopen small parts of the government and ignore the rest while Americans suffer.
Oct 8, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact of the government shutdown and disputed the House GOP characterization that the Affordable Care Act is a “train wreck.” Rep. Jeffries also exposed a factually inaccurate claim that Democrats don’t want to negotiate and made clear that there are enough votes to reopen the government, notwithstanding a recent assertion to the contrary by Speaker John Boehner.
Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
"Throughout America, this shutdown will needlessly hurt children, civil servants who will be furloughed and without pay, veterans who courageously served our country, seniors and countless others. The House Majority should restore government funding forthwith, come back to the negotiating table and get back to doing the people’s business, " said Rep. Jeffries.
Sep 29, 2013 Press Release
“House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President. The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in motion a government shutdown that will harm vulnerable children, seniors, working families and our economy. This conduct is shameful and Americans will suffer if blind ideology is allowed to trump constitutional responsibility.”
Sep 4, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement with respect to the ongoing conflict in Syria:

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