Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Press Releases

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:
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:

Jan 16, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On January 15, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) voted on the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, H.R. 152 that passed the House 241-180. The $50.7B comprehensive aid package will bring much-needed relief to the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Jan 13, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter that he recently sent to B. Todd Jones, Acting Director of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requesting a meeting to discuss the illegal trafficking of guns into New York City. He was joined by City Councilman Al Vann, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson and other community leaders in denouncing the escalating gun violence experienced this week and calling for a greater level of governmental intervention.
Jan 8, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) cast an important vote in support of a measure that passed the House 354-67 on January 3, 2013 authorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to raise the borrowing authority by $9.7 billion in order to cover claims by Superstorm Sandy victims.

Jan 3, 2013 Press Release
113th Congress Freshmen Class on the steps of the United States Capitol Building.

The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.