New York, NY– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the appointment of Ben Tucker as the First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD:
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the resignation of NYPD Chief Phillip Banks III:
For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions.
Community leaders in Brooklyn say a church there has been ignored in the two years since Sandy damaged it.
The pastor of the United Community Baptist Church in Coney Island says he needs about $2.5 million to repair the building.
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries sent letters to the four biggest banks in the country asking for help in funding the work.
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, United Community Baptist Church Pastor Connis Mobley and other community leaders, launched an effort to assist houses of worship severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy two years ago on this day.
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the aftermath of the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York:
BROOKLYN, NY: Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement condemning the act of vandalism of the 9/11 Memorial in Coney Island, New York on October 17.
The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is considering a request to investigate whether the NYPD's controversial "broken windows" crime-fighting strategy violates the civil rights of black and Hispanic New Yorkers, the Daily News has learned.
New York, NY - Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement concerning the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in the aftermath of unprecedented security breaches surrounding President Obama and the White House.
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Advocates, elected officials and union members chanting "Show us the money!" gathered outside Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday to protest the state's demand that the ailing hospital turn over its clinics to Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center before the state releases $3.5 million in promised funding.
Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to "advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate."
Call it a Christmas reprieve.
Interfaith Medical Center, which was slated to be ordered closed on Monday, won a last minute
stay of execution with a reported $2 million infusion of money from the State Department of
Health, according to sources at the hospital.
The money is expected to leave the beleaguered facility located at 1545 Atlantic Avenue open