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.
Jun 13, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, June 12, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a 21-page brief citing the possibility of appointing a federal monitor over the New York Police Department (NYPD) if the controversial stop and frisk program is found unconstitutional during an on-going class action civil trial in New York City.
May 23, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries voted against the House Republican student loan bill, “Smarter Solutions for Students Act,” H.R. 1911. This bill will not adequately address the student loan crisis we have in our country.
May 20, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, the Canarsie Pier re-opened to the public for recreational use after being closed for six months due to Superstorm Sandy-related damages. Located on the Jamaica Bay, the pier is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, a National Parks Service site.
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.