May 16, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, in remarks made on the House Floor, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) criticized House Republicans for forcing a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 37th time since the landmark legislation was signed into law.
May 8, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On May 7, 2013, Rep. Jeffries was appointed to the newly established House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminalization Task Force. Over the next six months, this bipartisan body of five Democrats and five Republicans will examine federal criminal laws and recommend improvements to the full Judiciary Committee. The task force is led by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.).
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014:
Ozone Park, NY - On March 24, 2013, U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-Queens/Nassau) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn and Queens) have joined Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) in the effort to restore the abandoned Rockaway Beach Rail Line. The attached letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, requests a portion of approved federal disaster Sandy recovery aid be allocated to fund the much-needed project. Restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line would stimulate job creation and offer an efficient and dependable means of travel throughout Queens, as well as manageable commute times to Manhattan.
WASHINGTON – On March 13, 2013, during his first Budget Committee meeting related to the recently released Paul Ryan Budget, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) introduced an amendment designed to address the crushing debt burden facing college students and recent graduates in America today.
Mar 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released this year’s version of the House Republican budget:
Mar 6, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On March 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of sequestration. They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Donna Christensen (VI), Danny Davis (IL-7) and Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10).
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), joined by twelve of his House Colleagues, sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner that addressed the potential impact of sequestration cuts to Native American programs. The letter urges all parties to respect the Constitutional sovereignty of Native Americans living on tribal land with respect to the allocation of automatic spending cuts.
Feb 26, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- On February 25, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the history, importance, and challenges to the Voting Rights Act. They were joined by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-5), CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Reps. Elijah Cummings (MD-7), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), G. Butterfield (NC-1), Danny Davis (IL-7), and Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10).
Feb 18, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter recently sent to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, in response to his outrageous claims regarding the conditions of southern Brooklyn in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: