Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Jun 19, 2014 Press Release
“The need for increased research concerning PTSD extends to both military personnel and the broader community. High levels of violence in communities throughout America, like East New York and Brownsville, have created PTSD-like conditions for many subjected to this environment. Expanded research undertaken by the Department of Defense will benefit society and all those afflicted by this disorder,” added Rep. Jeffries.
Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) questioned the sole witness, FBI Director James Comey, on the agency’s response to gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout America. Watch the full line of questioning...
Jun 11, 2014 In The News
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8), co-sponsor of the "Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014," explains why it's time to update the 20-year-old congressional report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes and what kind of speech could lead to hate crimes.
Jun 10, 2014 In The News
Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8th District), Reverend David Brawley (St. Paul's Community Baptist Church), and Andre T. Mitchell (Community Board 5, Man Up, Inc) joined BK Live to discuss crime and security in East New York.
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Jun 7, 2014 In The News
After a weekend of deadly stabbings in East New York, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries requested assistance from the FBI to assist the NYPD with apprehending a vicious killer that brutally attacked two children at 845 Schenck Avenue, a 6-story building in the Boulevard Houses development.
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Jun 5, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who represents the area, also issued a statement praising police. “I commend the police department for its work leading to this arrest,” he said in the statement. “Prince Joshua and Tanaya are in heaven. Let’s hope the police have apprehended a killer who is on his way to hell. “The hard-working people of East New York have been on edge since the brutal knife attacks that took place over the weekend. The arrest provides a measure of comfort, but this chapter will not be closed until this cold-blooded killer is tried, convicted and put away for life,” he continued.
Jun 5, 2014 In The News
“The senate bill was bi-partisan and did include a pay-for, in terms of the unemployment compensation. Speaker Boehner has indicated that the pay-for was inadequate and he also indicated that he wanted to see some sort of jobs package. The notion that the Speaker of the House is holding up the unemployment compensation legislation based upon his desire to see activity in the area of job creation is phony. It is a false narrative. The President has put forth the American Jobs Act, which would create infrastructure in transportation investment, as well as provide an opportunity for states to hire people in the fields of police protection, via an education. But the House has again failed to bring that bill to the floor. The only thing the House majority seems interested in with respect to job creation is the Keystone pipeline. But as the President has indicated, that project is under environmental review and we’re not in a position to move forward until we can be clear that the health and well being of the American people will not be jeopardized."
Jun 5, 2014 In The News
BROOKLYN — The Pratt Post Office has secured a new location after being forced to leave its former building, which was sold to developers in 2012, local politicians announced.
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Jun 4, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and community leaders came together today to call for the deployment of federal law enforcement to nab whoever is responsible for the recent stabbings of two East New York children. “These are unspeakable crimes that have shaken the East New York community, which is a close, tight knit, family oriented community,” Mr. Jeffries declared today in East New York, Brooklyn. “There is a psychopath that is on the loose, who can strike again at any moment. That is why we need all hands on deck.”
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Jun 3, 2014 Press Release
“Time and time again, the Interfaith Medical Center found itself on life support over the last year. The community never gave up, and together we fought for our safety net hospital to be revived. The emergence from bankruptcy is a substantial step toward central Brooklyn finally getting the world class medical institution we deserve."

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Sep 26, 2013 In The News
We've also highlighted elected officials including... Hakeem Jeffries (No. 72), whose bold leadership on issues impacting African Americans has resonance beyond their individual jurisdictions.
Sep 23, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries continues to seek a formal meeting with Governor Cuomo regarding the future of Interfaith. Jeffries spokesperson Stephanie Baez said the congressman has asked the governor’s staff for an extension of time in order to expand the Medicaid Waiver via the federal government for Interfaith itself. That Medicaid Waiver would be granted specifically for hospitals that are safety net hospitals, which Interfaith Medical Center is classified as one.
Sep 20, 2013 In The News
"Jeffries promised to reach out to the city and the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate conditions along the creek so that homes and foundations remain stable and the damage from potential future storms is minimal."
Sep 16, 2013 In The News
On MSNBC's "Up with Steve Korancki," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Alan Grayson, the New Yorker's Amy Davidson and Buzzfeed's political reporter Kate Nocera discussed the evolving narrative of criticism about President Obama and the developments of the Syria situation from the time Obama set the red line to now that the deal has been made.
Sep 16, 2013 In The News
Last Wednesday, two hundred people gathered together at the 12th anniversary memorial. Ross Tisnovsky , whose sister, Helen Belilovsky, lost her life on that day, held the meeting. He said, “ September 11, 2001 will forever be the turning point in the history of mankind and in the history of each family that was affected by this tragedy . But grief unites us... "
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Sep 13, 2013 In The News
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the restoration project for Brooklyn's Plumb Beach is a now model for what can be done to better protect the city's shoreline. NY1's Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report.
Sep 8, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries expounded on his reasons for being undecided in the pontential vote to launch military strikes against the Syrian regime for use of chemical weapons....
Sep 6, 2013 In The News
"The people in the district that I represent overwhelmingly have communicated to me that they do not want to see us engaged in another Middle Eastern conflict. There are domestic issues that are still unresolved, there are resources that could possibly be diverted," said Congressman Hakeem Jeffries.
Sep 6, 2013 In The News
Sep 5, 2013 In The News
Rep. Jeffries appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss his views on military intervention in Syria and to weigh in on the current debate both in the Democratic Caucus and in his Congressional District.

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