Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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."
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Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
“The dysfunction that characterized Congress in 2013 must yield to a year of legislative action on behalf of the American people. President Obama made clear that he is prepared to move forward in order to expand economic opportunity for working class families and the middle class. It is time for Congress to step up and do its part for the good of the country.”
Jan 21, 2014 In The News

Advocates, elected officials and union members chanting "Show us the money!" gathered outside Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday to protest the state's demand that the ailing hospital turn over its clinics to Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center before the state releases $3.5 million in promised funding.

Jan 21, 2014 In The News
Congressman Jeffries was a panelist on the first roundtable discussion on emerging leadership in New York City in the areas of politics, education, business and culture within the larger context of being informed by MLK’s moral compass.
Jan 20, 2014 In The News
“There is no responsible reason to allow for the closure of Interfaith Hospital,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
Jan 17, 2014 In The News
“I applaud Governor Cuomo for including Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown in the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, which involves residents in the development of infrastructure reinforcement plans in our most vulnerable coastal communities,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “The initial decision to exclude the Canarsie neighborhood and surrounding communities was an omission contrary to the facts on the ground. The inclusion will allow local residents to determine how best to protect our community from future extreme weather events.”
Jan 17, 2014 In The News

Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to "advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate."

Jan 15, 2014 Press Release
“The Internet is a wonderful vehicle for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. But it can also be used as a platform to promote hate and target vulnerable individuals,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “This legislation will mandate a comprehensive analysis of criminal and hateful activity on the Internet that occurs outside of the zone of the First Amendment protection.”
Jan 14, 2014 Press Release
“I applaud Governor Cuomo for including Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown in the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, which involves residents in the development of infrastructure reinforcement plans in our most vulnerable coastal communities,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “The initial decision to exclude the Canarsie neighborhood and surrounding communities was an omission contrary to the facts on the ground. The inclusion will allow local residents to determine how best to protect our community from future extreme weather events.”
Jan 14, 2014 In The News

Call it a Christmas reprieve.

Interfaith Medical Center, which was slated to be ordered closed on Monday, won a last minute

stay of execution with a reported $2 million infusion of money from the State Department of

Health, according to sources at the hospital.

The money is expected to leave the beleaguered facility located at 1545 Atlantic Avenue open

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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.

Apr 19, 2013 In The News
Voice of America's Faiz Rehman interview Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on being new to the Congress, representing the 8th Congressional District of New York, and on being a strong supporter of immigration reform and cultural diversity.
Apr 17, 2013 In The News
The House Judiciary Committee has yet to hold a hearing on guns, but new representative Hakeem Jeffries is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of getting a background check bill through Congress....
Apr 8, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and several advocacy groups announced Friday the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of a group of residents living in the Coney Island Houses who have been without elevator service since Hurricane Sandy.
Apr 1, 2013 In The News
“Guns 4 Greatness” gun buyback program promises cash and entertainment industry mentoring to those who relinquish firearms.
Mar 29, 2013 In The News
Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Greg Meeks (D-Jamaica) will push to allocate federal transportation subsidies to study a plan to restore the abandoned Rockaway LIRR line.
Mar 28, 2013 In The News
The ongoing issue of Cablevision and how they treat their unionized employees was the subject of a Congressional forum last week in Brooklyn.
Mar 26, 2013 In The News

Cablevision worker Clarence Adams said he was happy to be rehired but stressed the fight for a new contract with better wages and benefits would go on.

Mar 26, 2013 In The News
Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks said they are backing a plan to restore an abandoned Queens rail line, instead of turning the tracks into a High Line-style public park — and want they want to use Hurricane Sandy funds to make it happen.

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