Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Press Releases

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:
Aug 21, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY - Interfaith Medical Center serves the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights communities in Central Brooklyn. After years of financially struggling to maintain operational costs, Interfaith Medical Center declared bankruptcy in December 2012, which required the preparation of a closure plan. This closure plans remains pending until August 26, where officials will meet for a bankruptcy hearing.
Aug 12, 2013 Press Release
“Black and Latino communities throughout New York City have long understood that the NYPD stop and frisk program is out-of-control. We are gratified that a federal court has now confirmed that deeply-held sentiment. Stop and frisk is an unjustified police tactic and unconscionable form of racial profiling. A court has now confirmed it to be an unconstitutional violation of the rights of innocent, law-abiding New Yorkers. The Mayor and Police Commissioner should stop their blind defense of these blatantly unfair police encounters and begin to respect the rights of everyone regardless of color.”
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Aug 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2984, the Bureau of Corrections Renaming Act of 2013.  This bipartisan legislation would rename the “Bureau of Prisons” – under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice – to the “Bureau of Corrections.”

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), a member of the House Budget and Judiciary committees, will travel to Israel next week with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and other members of the Democratic Caucus.  During the trip, the Congressional delegation will participate in a series of meetings and informational briefings with government and military officials and the Israeli people.

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