Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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.

Jul 29, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains why $3M in Sandy repair aid for Coney Island's pier remains unspent.The federal government earmarked $3 million in disaster relief funds for the pier's repair, according to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, but officials have not been able to find a contractor to make all the necessary repairs for that price.
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Jul 23, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) highlighted the need for humane treatment of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border and the importance of providing legal counsel during immigration proceedings.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5108, legislation that would establish in law, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This bill would expand the current program by removing its “pilot” status, making it available to all accredited law schools in the country that meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On July 11, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution that supports the State of Israel’s right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas, the terrorist organization based in Gaza.  

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Oct 29, 2013 In The News
Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Republicans predictably railed against the Obamacare exchanges in a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday morning - apparently without realizing they were also criticizing a plan from their own side. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would put in place the same kind of exchange system created by the ACA that GOPers find so offensive.
Oct 24, 2013 In The News
The family of a Brooklyn woman who died in a Brooklyn holding cell after cops reportedly refused to help the convulsing victim despite the pleas of other inmates for help filed an $11 million federal wrongful death lawsuit this week.
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Oct 22, 2013 In The News
"This was an unnecessary death and we have to get to the bottom of why this tragedy occurred," said Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), who joined Livingston's mother, son and other supporters outside the courthouse.
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Oct 21, 2013 In The News
“There are a great number of social and economic justice issues that I hope to confront during my time in Congress,” he continued. “But at the end of the day, what’s most important is for the record to reflect that I’ve gotten things done to improve the lives of the people I represent.”
Oct 19, 2013 In The News
On October 19, 2013, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discussed race relations in American politics and the reaction to black political power on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry.
Oct 11, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called the shutdown a “sad moment” in the nation’s history. He blames tea party extremists for the shutdown.
Oct 10, 2013 In The News
It is always a pleasure to have politicians visit Russian-speaking Americans; to listen to their concerns and answer their questions. Recently Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who represents Congressional District 8, home to many Russian-speaking people, held a meeting with Russian–speaking leaders at the Shorefront Y.
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Sep 30, 2013 In The News
“Rabbi Friedman is to thank for building bridges between various faith based communities, for years,” Mr. Jeffries added in words of praise for the host.
Sep 27, 2013 In The News
New Yorkers in the Borough of Brooklyn were fortunate to have free buses provided to bring down those interested in attending workshops, sponsored by congressional members Yvette Clarke, Hakeem Jeffries and Assemblyman Walter Moseley, so they could learn firsthand about what the caucus is about and participate in the many events that centered around the programs.
Sep 27, 2013 In The News
“It was not economical for the post office to shut down service in this area,” Jeffries said. “The challenge that we face, and part of what may have brought this situation out, is that in this area, we’re dealing with intense economic gentrification, and I’m confident that this landlord saw an opportunity to make more money. That’s a right in America, but a reality of the gentrification situation that we face [is] that even the post office is at risk of closing out.”

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