Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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.
Jan 6, 2014 Press Release
"The New York Post crossed the line of journalistic decency with its sensational coverage of the death of Menachem Stark. A wife has lost a husband. Children have lost a father. The community has lost a philanthropist. During this period of mourning, they all deserve better. The New York Post should retract its shocking front page story immediately and issue an apology to the family."
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Dec 28, 2013 In The News
On "Up with Steve Kornacki," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discussed recent Presidential pardons and drug sentencing reform.
Dec 28, 2013 In The News
On "Up with Steve Kornacki," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discussed recent Presidential pardons and drug sentencing reform.
Dec 23, 2013 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on the postponement of Interfaith Medical Center’s closure:

Dec 23, 2013 In The News
Congressman Jeffries (NY-08) speaks on Interfaith Medical Center not closing, the ultimate Christmas miracle.
Dec 23, 2013 In The News
This interview was originally aired on December 23, 2013:
Dec 21, 2013 Press Release
“The failure of mediation to produce a positive result for the community is deeply disappointing, but the fight to save Interfaith hospital remains alive. We will not rest until there is a viable and comprehensive medical facility that meets the needs of the people of Central Brooklyn at the present location.”
Dec 19, 2013 In The News
Jeffries confirmed that most area residents are in Zone X, indicating a moderate flood risk with less than a 0.2 percent chance of their homes flooding annually. “There are no mandatory requirements for residents in Zone X to purchase flood insurance and elevation requirements to raise your home do not kick in. That’s fortunate because how would you raise an attached home?” the congressman mused.
Dec 17, 2013 In The News
A bipartisan group of House and Senate members have proposed legislation that would give cities and states the right to trademark their flags, official seals or other government insignia. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) have sponsored legislation, H.R. 3713, to let local governments protect these official seals. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have joined them with a companion bill in the Senate.

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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.
Mar 4, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries discusses the potential impact of sequestration cuts - which went into effect on Friday, March 1 - on his Congressional District and nationwide with Alex Witt, host of "Weekends with Alex Witt" on MSNBC.
Mar 1, 2013 In The News

On the day before the US Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke out on the House floor to call on the country’s highest court to preserve the 48 year old law.

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