Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Mar 20, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries added, "The Songwriter Equity Act endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions in the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative work. In New York, there are nearly 80,000 songwriters, composers and publishers who deserve to make a good living. As the caretaker of intellectual property law, it is important for Congress to make statutory adjustments when necessary to promote creativity in America. That is what this bill seeks to accomplish.”
Mar 17, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined co-hosts Brian Vines and Tati Amare on "BK Live" on March 17, 2014.
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Mar 17, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has introduced a bill to study the likelihood of making the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park a National Monument. If the bill were to pass Congress, and the monument was found to have "historic interest," it would gain a spot next to the Statue of Liberty and Castle Clinton on the list of national monuments.
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Mar 14, 2014 In The News
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries participated in a roundtable discussion with CARICOM ambassadors and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Mar 14, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” to share his thoughts on Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to reduce some drug-related sentences.
Mar 13, 2014 Press Release
“Thomas Jennings, a native New Yorker, was an entrepreneurial trailblazer who was ahead of his time. As the first African-American to be granted a patent, his success is an important part of the journey we have traveled as a society in America,” said Rep. Jeffries. “The Thomas Jennings story will hopefully inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians to contribute to our innovation and tech economy.”
Mar 11, 2014 In The News
Ernest Peronneau strolled right into his party Sunday afternoon to celebrate his 112th birthday. The Clinton Hill resident sat next to younger women -- one 103, the other his 93-year-old cousin. But Ernest says he doesn't feel like the oldest in the group. He says he feels like a teenager. To help mark Ernest's accomplishments, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries delivered a congressional citation. And to everybody at his party he advised them to be a copycat.
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Mar 10, 2014 In The News
Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits. The freshman New York Democrat and sophomore Texas Republican, both members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, co-sponsored the Patent Litigation And Innovation Act (HR 2639), one of a number of proposals to combat patent trolls.
Mar 6, 2014 Press Release
“The financial assistance provided in this bill will support the democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people in their quest for self-determination. Our government will continue to stand up for those who seek to create a society filled with the freedom, liberty and religious tolerance that we cherish here in America.”
Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
“The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will halt premium rate increases that were speeding toward families impacted by Superstorm Sandy like a runaway freight train. While improving the financial viability of the national flood insurance program remains an important objective, we cannot allow skyrocketing flood insurance rates to price people out of their homes. This bill strikes an appropriate balance, and I urge the Senate to move swiftly to reach consensus on legislation that can be signed into law by the President."

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Jun 24, 2013 In The News
On C-SPAN's Washington Journal Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about immigration reform efforts in both the House and Senate as well as the economy, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed responded to Robert Mueller’s previous day admission in National Security Agency phone record data collection programs, gun violence, and other topics.
Jun 18, 2013 In The News

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries questioned FBI Director Robert Mueller during a full committee hearing on Oversight on the Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 13, 2013. Click on the image below to listen to the interview Rep. Jeffries had with Steve Scott from WCBS 880 radio in which he discusses the hearing.

Jun 17, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was a member of this year's House Democrats Baseball Team. He wore a Brooklyn Cyclones uniform in tribute to his hometown of Brooklyn, NY.
May 28, 2013 In The News

It’s been an intense but productive adjustment to the House for the New York City congressman.

Remember ninth grade? You had to navigate an unfamiliar campus, find your locker, join a few clubs and make nice with the upperclassmen.

May 28, 2013 In The News
A little-noticed amendment from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is winning support from the NAACP and other civil rights groups that have been cool to the underlying immigration reform bill.
May 22, 2013 In The News
Chris Hayes talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Steve Ellis of Taxpayers For Common Sense about expected the federal disaster response to the Oklahoma tornado disaster.
May 22, 2013 In The News
The House is likely to vote this week on a plan that would keep student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, but some Democrats say that plan is actually worse than doing nothing. Washington bureau reporter Michael Scotto filed the following report.
May 20, 2013 In The News
Another major step in Brooklyn's recovery from Hurricane Sandy comes on Monday, when the Canarsie Pier will reopen for the first time in almost seven months to local fishermen and community members wanting to spend time by the sea. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report.
May 16, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn,Queens) came to the May meeting of the Lindenwood Alliance, in the Fairfield Arms Co-op, to meet some of his new constituents. Jeffries told the audience that he was concerned with resolving any issues that residents had with the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding Hurricane Sandy.
May 16, 2013 In The News

Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that his decision to remove himself from the Justice Department investigation into a leak that led it to surreptitiously collect telephone records from the Associated Press leaves him unable to respond to questions about it.

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