Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Press Releases

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).
Mar 1, 2013 Press Release
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:
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Feb 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his 5th State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress:
Feb 6, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on America’s current immigration policies on February 5, 2013:
Feb 5, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On February 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the need for immediate and comprehensive immigration reform. They were joined by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Reps. Yvette Clarke (NY-9), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Marc Veasey (TX-33), and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).
Feb 1, 2013 Press Release
Brookyn, NY- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of the legendary Former Mayor Edward Irving Koch:
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Jan 29, 2013 Press Release
New York, NY – On January 29, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Reps. Jose Serrano (NY-15) and Jerry Nadler (NY-10), several labor groups, community groups, clergy leaders, immigration reform advocates from various organizations and members of New York’s immigrant community in Judson Memorial Church in lower Manhattan to declare a unified effort to pass comprehensive legislation that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants this year.
Jan 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence in America:

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