Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Feb 3, 2014 In The News
"Once it takes a hold of a neighborhood, it completely devours it, and then goes on to consume neighborhood after neighborhood," Jeffries said. "We must stop this cancer dead in its tracks."
Jan 31, 2014 In The News
BROOKLYN - Hundreds of people filled the auditorium of Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy Thursday evening for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries' State of the District.
Jan 31, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) held his State of the District Address– his first since taking office— Thursday night to packed house of about 900 people at Bed-Stuy’s Boys and Girls High School, in which he offered a review of his most recent work in Congress and his plans for the district in 2014.
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
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."

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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.

Feb 26, 2013 In The News
NY1 reporter Michael Scotto interviewed Rep. Jeffries on the devastating impact sequestration would potentially have on New York and the country.
Feb 22, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosted his 2nd town hall meeting in Canarsie, Brooklyn on February 20, 2013. He was joined by State Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Nick Perry, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Councilman Lew Fidler, representatives from FEMA, OSHA, SBA, IRS, NYS Insurance Division, Project Hope, Brooklyn Housing and Family Services, South Brooklyn Legal Services and other government agencies.
Feb 19, 2013 In The News

As Democrats prepare to flex what may be reinvigorated muscle this congressional session, the Congressional Black Caucus could be positioned to gain increased attention both from President Obama and congressional leaders.

Feb 19, 2013 In The News
WABC-NY reporter Dave Evans interviews Congressman Hakeem Jeffries about the baseless claims about post- Sandy southern Brooklyn made by the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.
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Feb 18, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries interviewed with NY1 reporter, Jeanine Ramirez, on the letter he recently sent to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, in response to his outrageous claims regarding the conditions of southern Brooklyn in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
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