Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Nov 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Brooklyn native who was raised in a proud union household and recently completed a successful term as co-chair of the House Democratic messaging apparatus, released a letter announcing his intention to run for House Democratic Caucus Chair.

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Oct 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in connection with the acts of domestic terror targeted at perceived adversaries of the current administration: 

Aug 23, 2018 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s wasteful and dangerous plan to allow states to spend federal taxpayer dollars on guns in schools.

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Jul 10, 2018 In The News

NEW YORK, NY – Today, New York Congressional Democrats led by U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Greg Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), unveiled A Better Deal on Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for families in New York City and across America.

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Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and members of the New York and New Jersey Congressional Delegations performed a surprise facility inspection at the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Participating members included House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Representative Frank Pallone, Jr.

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today outlined the litany of evidence surrounding potential illegal collusion between the Trump Campaign and Putin’s Russia and provided an analysis of the recently-released report on the FBI's mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Synthetic Drug Awareness Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC) that will direct the Surgeon General to prepare a report on the public health effects of synthetic drug use by 12 to 18 year olds in America.

Jun 5, 2018 In The News

After the House passed its bipartisan prison reform bill late last month, GOP Rep. Doug Collins and Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quickly met on the floor for a celebratory embrace.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the most substantial prison reform effort to date. H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP), is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) and Rep.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), was overwhelmingly approved today by a vote of 25-5.

 

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Oct 30, 2015 In The News
Sep 8, 2015 In The News

This marks Obama's ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered "spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans."

Aug 5, 2015 In The News

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation's largest tech companies to hire more African Americans.

Caucus members met with Apple's Tim Cook and Intel's Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their troubling hiring record.

Jul 30, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley. 

Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.  

Jul 14, 2015 In The News

Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced today that he and three peers—two Republicans and one fellow Democrat—will co-chair a new Criminal Justice and Public Safety Caucus, aimed at altering the prison system in the United States.

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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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