Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Press Releases

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.

Jul 17, 2013 Press Release
“Public housing programs are an essential need for many hard-working Americans who struggle to find affordable housing,” said Rep. Jeffries. “We can and should achieve the immediate goal of repairing the economy without abandoning our commitment to ensuring our fellow citizens have roofs over their heads,” said Rep. Jeffries.
Jul 15, 2013 Press Release
New York, NY – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY- 8), Charlie Rangel (NY-13), Gregory Meeks (NY- 5), José Serrano (NY- 15), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) and Yvette Clarke (NY-9) called upon the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough examination of whether George Zimmerman violated our nation’s civil rights laws in killing Trayvon Martin.
Jul 13, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin:
Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013”. The bill represents a bipartisan effort to promote American innovation and job creation in the technology ecosystem by addressing the growing problem of abusive patent litigation.
Jul 1, 2013 Press Release
New York, NY – Yesterday, in response to racially charged comments by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called for the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee the New York Police Department (NYPD) and its overly aggressive stop and frisk program.
Jun 25, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States struck a portion of the Voting Rights Act in the landmark case, Shelby County v. Holder:
Jun 19, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- On June 18, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries spoke on the House Floor urging a no vote on the controversial House Republican bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 1797. If enacted, the bill would prohibit abortions in the United States beginning at 20 weeks following conception. H.R. 1797 passed the House 228 – 196, mostly along party lines.

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