Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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
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 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 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

Jan 11, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., explains why the bad December jobs numbers may not be as dire as they look on MSNBC.

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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.
Mar 14, 2013 In The News
In the ongoing discussions about immigration Black immigrants continue to be largely unseen and unheard, scholars, activists and others say. But, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to ensure that Black immigrants are given a place in the current conversation.
Mar 12, 2013 In The News
Mr. Jeffries, a 42-year-old New York University School of Law graduate, took his seat representing New York’s Eighth Congressional District on Jan. 3, after easily winning a three-way race to take over for 30-year incumbent Edolphus Towns.

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