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

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.
Feb 7, 2013 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Protesters disrupted a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform Tuesday, but their words did not appear to sway a number of House Republicans, who appeared skeptical of plans to map out a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Feb 7, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., at a rally sponsored by the New York City Immigration Coalition.
Jan 29, 2013 In The News

In a vote of 241-180, the House approved the $50.5 billion Sandy Disaster Aid package Tuesday evening.

The package was split into two main bills. The first, a $17 billion measure, passed overwhelmingly.

"I always knew that in my heart that we would come together to help our constituents," Queens Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) said.

Jan 28, 2013 In The News
New York State’s three newest members of Congress enjoy a breather outside the Capitol Monday afternoon on the day of President Obama’s inauguration.
Jan 25, 2013 In The News
Congressman Jeffries discusses being new to Congress, his committee assignments, and legislative agenda with host, Brian Lehrer.
Jan 10, 2013 In The News
The newly elected Congressman stopped by Brooklyn Community Board 2's general meeting Wednesday night, thanking members for their support and their willingness to deal with quality of life issues in the area.
Jan 10, 2013 In The News

After winning a commanding victory to succeed Ed Towns as representative of Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District, Hakeem Jeffries was sworn into office as a member of the 113th Congress last week.

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Apr 4, 2013 Video
Congressman Jeffries was joined by Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor of Hartford, CT; Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati); and David Sirota, Denver radio host and political commentator on "All In With Chris" on MSNBC to discuss gun violence in urban communities and the on-going battle to pass effective legislation on state and federal levels.
Mar 4, 2013 Video
On March 2, 2013 Congressman Hakeem Jeffries discussed 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.

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