WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the most substantial prison reform effort to date. H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP), is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) and Rep.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), was overwhelmingly approved today by a vote of 25-5.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, announced that Donald Trump has signed into law the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act (KARO), H.R. 3979.
What a difference a year makes. While in 2017 efforts to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system seemed to fizzle out completely on Capitol Hill, this year it seems to be gaining momentum – and that's in part because of the president himself.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, House Democratic leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement concerning today’s meeting between Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and the Congressional Black Caucus:
WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, respectively, along with Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2), Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-3), Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-NMI) and Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan solution to help artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their life’s work from unauthorized reproduction has been introduced today by two key members of the House Judiciary Committee -- U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Democrat, and U.S.
BROOKLYN, NY – On Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 pm, U.S.
WASHINGTON – This week U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, along with U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-4), a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, introduced the “Renew Act,” a bipartisan measure to reduce corrections costs and help young ex-offenders become productive citizens.
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Top US lawmakers are to discuss ways of tackling the killing of black suspects by police amid signs that the hitherto muted political response to a spate of recent controversies is giving way to more concerted attempts at reform.
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On March 4 in Washington D.C., both Senators and members of the House of Representatives took a stand for American songwriters and their right for fair use, distribution and compensation.
A group of House Democrats stood inside the LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal today to blast Republicans in Congress for an impasse that may shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week.
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Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Pete King (R-L.I.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the tax deduction period for anyone contributing to the families of two slain city cops.
New York elected officials have broken ground on a $25 million project to protect the shoreline at Coney Island.
WASHINGTON –– The Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday submitted an amicus brief in the Wisconsin voter I.D. case, BuzzFeed News has learned.