Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Aug 15, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – In the wake of the tragic killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed man who died while subjected to an unauthorized chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo, United States Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks and Yvette D. Clarke stood in front of One Police Plaza and called upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) to intervene in the case.
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Aug 15, 2014 In The News

NEW YORK -- A roiling immigration debate. Instability in Iraq. Ted Cruz.

Given all the pressures of the job, says Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), "It's not clear to me that I've had a good night's sleep the entire time I've been down in Washington."

Aug 15, 2014 In The News

Six members of Congress have asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Aug 15, 2014 In The News

In a locket around her neck, Aricka McClinton carries the ashes of her six-year-old son Prince Joshua "PJ" Avitto. She says the whole family does the same.

"We go nowhere without them. We wear them every day. Every day. This is our baby," McClinton says.

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Aug 15, 2014 In The News
In a press conference, Rep. Jeffries (NY-08) explains how overcriminalization negatively affects minority communities.
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Aug 12, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) speaks with NY1 to explain action he is taking to protect public housing residents in New York. He introduced a new bill in July called P.J.'s Act. This bill commits public funding to the installation of surveillance cameras in public housing buildings to promote safety for the buildings' residents.
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Aug 3, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries criticizes House GOP members' push to sue President Obama over his use of Executive Action.
Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – On Monday, just steps from United Nations headquarters, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries joined over 10,000 New Yorkers in support of Israel. The rally, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and UJA-Federation of New York, was held to show unity in support for Israel as it continues to fight Hamas.
Jul 30, 2014 In The News
Congressman Jeffries expressed discontent with rumors of President Obama's impeachment. “Where was the outrage when George Bush was engaging in his orgy of executive orders?” asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) “It’s just not clear to me where this is all coming from.”
Jul 30, 2014 In The News

This interview initially aired on July 30, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about the push to raise the minimum wage and help raise many Americans out of poverty.

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Dec 19, 2013 In The News
Jeffries confirmed that most area residents are in Zone X, indicating a moderate flood risk with less than a 0.2 percent chance of their homes flooding annually. “There are no mandatory requirements for residents in Zone X to purchase flood insurance and elevation requirements to raise your home do not kick in. That’s fortunate because how would you raise an attached home?” the congressman mused.
Dec 17, 2013 In The News
A bipartisan group of House and Senate members have proposed legislation that would give cities and states the right to trademark their flags, official seals or other government insignia. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) have sponsored legislation, H.R. 3713, to let local governments protect these official seals. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have joined them with a companion bill in the Senate.
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about congressional efforts to reach a top-line funding level for fiscal year 2014 by the Budget Conference Committee’s December 13 deadline. He also discussed the likelihood of a need for a stop-gap spending measure if no deal of any kind is reached by January 15, 2014. efforts to change or repeal sequestration, and immigration reform and intelligence surveillance issues.
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Thursday he is not convinced that the ongoing budget talks will result in the federal workforce paying more for their retirement benefits.
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Former Mayor David Dinkins, who was in charge of the city when Nelson Mandela came to visit in 1990, called Nelson Mandela "the greatest figure of the century" upon reflecting on his death Thursday.
Dec 3, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries will hold a town hall to provide residents with up-to-date information on the progress of Sandy recovery projects.
Dec 2, 2013 In The News
After a six-week tech surge the site released its new version late November 30th. Shiny new beginnings for Obamacare? We shall see. One thing is for sure, Chris Hayes argues: it’s the beginning of the end of Republican obstruction. Joining Chris Hayes is Brookings Institute’s Dr. Kavita Patel, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and CEO of the Department of Better Technology, Clay Johnson.
Nov 30, 2013 In The News
“The defining moment for me was both when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state and Bill Clinton’s tremendous speech on behalf of President Obama,” said Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat who backed Mr. Obama in 2008. “Those both occurred when a lot of people in the community were paying close attention.”
Nov 26, 2013 In The News
Local leaders are making a push to find ways to stop a rash of assaults believed to be associated with the so-called "knockout" game. Brooklyn Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clark, Borough President-elect Eric Adams and members of the borough's Jewish community publicly denounced the violence during a press conference at the Crown Heights Youth Collective, urging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open
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