Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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."
Feb 26, 2014 Press Release
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.
Feb 25, 2014 In The News
As the White House is pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage, Freshman Democratic New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is trying to make it happen; that, as he blasts the GOP obstructionists who are slowing progress on many issues.
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."

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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.
Mar 26, 2013 In The News
Hundreds of Black immigrants, mostly from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America rallied at the U.S. Capitol, participated in a Hill briefing organized by the Congressional Tri-Caucus and lobbied Congress to demand fairness and inclusion in immigration reform while highlighting the Black immigrant experience.Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) discussed the key issues members of the Congressional Black Caucus intend to focus on in the ongoing immigration debate.
Mar 22, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., talks about how Washington, D.C., has changed since he was a master’s candidate at Georgetown University and discloses his New York baseball team of choice.
Mar 20, 2013 In The News
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has made immigration reform a part of their policy agenda for this year. The tactics that will be used to address immigration reform include creating a task force co-chaired by Hakeem Jeffries.
Mar 19, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosted a telephone town hall meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2013 to discuss the concerns of Brooklyn and Queens residents.
Mar 17, 2013 In The News
Doug Muzzio, host of City Talk on CUNY TV, interviewed Rep. Jeffries on being newly elected to represent Brooklyn's and Queen’s widely diverse 8th District.
Mar 15, 2013 In The News
Despite the optics, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has made overhauling the system a focus in its official policy agenda for the year.

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