Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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.
Dec 16, 2013 Press Release
“Despite the Ukrainian government’s efforts to battle racial intolerance, use of xenophobic language that endorses Nazi ideology by the fourth largest political party in the Ukraine, Svoboda, continues to be disconcerting. It is critical that top governmental leaders and officials recognize the dangers of working with this extremist group that was founded on and promotes anti-Semitism.”
Dec 13, 2013 Press Release
“As a nation of laws, the protection of our trademark statutes should extend to the United States government and other official entities throughout the country," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8). "We cherish the American flag in our hearts, but it should also be respected by the law. This legislation will accomplish that objective by extending trademark protection to the flag as well as other official insignia of this country and the unique states that make up our republic."

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In The News

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.

Feb 13, 2013 In The News
Watch a Congressman Hakeem Jeffries being interviewed after President Obama's 5th State of the Union Address.

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