Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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 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 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.
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:

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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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Feb 14, 2013 In The News

President Obama’s call for increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour from its current level of $7.25 has been enthusiastically received in many quarters who contend that it would move many Americans out of poverty and also boost the income of many in the African-American community.

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