Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Aug 8, 2016 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, asking for enhanced security patrols and other measures to protect residents who visit Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach.

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Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to help artists, photographers, movie directors, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their work from unauthorized reproduction.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, was selected to participate in a House task force on police-community relations, a group that will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the effort by the adult killer of Trayvon Martin to auction off the gun used to take the 17-year-old unarmed boy’s life:

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May 11, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stood on the steps of City Hall to strongly support a substantial increase in funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Trey Gowdy (SC-4) , G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) and Chris Collins (NY-27),  have introduced a bill designed to measure and mitigate the detrimental effects of synthetic drugs across America. The Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2016, H.R.

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Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee and Congressional Black Caucus leadership, released the following statement on the placement of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill:

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

Mar 14, 2016 In The News

Democrats and Republicans denounced the Department of Veterans Affairs for denying disability benefits to thousands of veterans who say they were exposed to toxic drinking water.

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer:

“With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place.

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May 26, 2015 In The News

During a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) responded sharply to a black conservative sheriff who blamed an African-American “underclass subculture” for police violence.

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May 6, 2015 In The News

(CNN) As Baltimore reels from protests over the death of a black man at the hands of white police officers, a New York congressman is calling for a national ban on chokeholds, the restraining move that led to the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

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Apr 28, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the use of a chokehold is not illegal in New York state, but it has been prohibited under NYPD rules for more than 20 years.

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Apr 16, 2015 In The News

Top US lawmakers are to discuss ways of tackling the killing of black suspects by police amid signs that the hitherto muted political response to a spate of recent controversies is giving way to more concerted attempts at reform.

Apr 6, 2015 In The News
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Mar 30, 2015 In The News

With the dust from the corporate Mardi Gras settling on the streets of Austin, it’s time for some sober self-assessment.  After all, South By Southwest is supposed to be a party with a purpose.  And this year there were promising signs from the must unlikely suspects: politicians.

Mar 23, 2015 In The News

AUSTIN, Texas -- Every spring, thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors and descend on this state capital for the annual South by Southwest technology convention.

Mar 23, 2015 In The News

On March 4 in Washington D.C., both Senators and members of the House of Representatives took a stand for American songwriters and their right for fair use, distribution and compensation. 

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