Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Media

Latest News

Feb 25, 2014 In The News
"At one point Interfaith Medical Center was the portrait of hospital dysfunction here in New York City, and we're committed to making sure that it becomes the picture of hospital transformation," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.
Feb 23, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries joined several panelists for a discussion on President Obama's 2015 budget agenda and the gridlock in Washington on MSNBC's "UP" with Steve Kornacki.
Feb 13, 2014 Press Release
"The decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to grant New York State's Medicaid waiver application is a tremendous victory for safety net hospitals like Interfaith Medical Center. Throughout this process, our Congressional Delegation remained unified in the pursuit of a favorable decision by the federal government. It is now important to make sure that the billions of dollars that will be made available to New York State are spent in the communities that need it most."
Feb 7, 2014 In The News
“One of the reasons why many of us do these types of addresses in January is to lay out an agenda of things you want to work on,” said Jeffries. “It gives you, your staff and everyone around you a blueprint as to the type of issues you want to tackle, and then you can measure the progress you have been able to make at the end of the year and figure out what else you can work on to complete the things that were started and hopefully be able to point to some of the things that got accomplished.”
Feb 6, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaks to EastBrooklyn.com immediately following his State of the District Address at Boys & Girls HS.
Feb 5, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, whose district includes the area surrounding Bread and Life, was among the congressmen who voted against the bill, framing it as an attempt to pass long-stalled legislation on the backs of New Yorkers. "Noone will get hurt more than New York," Jeffries said. "We regularly send more money to the federal government than we get back in return, and this SNAP bill will only exacerbate that disparity."
Feb 3, 2014 In The News
"Once it takes a hold of a neighborhood, it completely devours it, and then goes on to consume neighborhood after neighborhood," Jeffries said. "We must stop this cancer dead in its tracks."
Jan 31, 2014 In The News
BROOKLYN - Hundreds of people filled the auditorium of Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy Thursday evening for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries' State of the District.
Jan 31, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) held his State of the District Address– his first since taking office— Thursday night to packed house of about 900 people at Bed-Stuy’s Boys and Girls High School, in which he offered a review of his most recent work in Congress and his plans for the district in 2014.
Jan 30, 2014 Press Release
"The era of stop and frisk excess is finally coming to an end. In a democracy, there must be a balance between effective law enforcement activity on the one hand, and a respect for civil liberties and the Constitution on the other. The prior administration failed to respect that balance. Thankfully, our new Mayor understands that strengthening the relationship between the police and the community will yield continued gains in the effort to further improve public safety."
Issues:

Pages

In The News

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.

May 9, 2013 In The News
The House Judiciary Committee created a bipartisan task force Tuesday to investigate whether the federal code over-criminalizes minor offenses. Advocates and lawmakers said the move could eventually help reduce the size of the massive federal prison population.
Apr 29, 2013 In The News
NY1 Washington bureau reporter Michael Scotto followed Congressman Hakeem Jeffries throughout a busy day full of meetings and committee hearings in Washington.
Apr 23, 2013 In The News

It has been three months since Brooklyn sent one of our best and brightest to Washington, D.C. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is settling in to his new role after emerging victorious from a contentious primary against Councilman Charles Barron for the seat held by retired Congressman Ed Towns.

Pages