Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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."
Dec 5, 2013 Press Release
“The newly designated police commissioner is a highly respected law enforcement professional with a track record in Los Angeles of both reducing crime and having a meaningful working relationship with the community. It is my hope that under his leadership the police department can demonstrate that it has the ability to both keep the City safe and respect the civil rights of law-abiding New Yorkers."
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Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about congressional efforts to reach a top-line funding level for fiscal year 2014 by the Budget Conference Committee’s December 13 deadline. He also discussed the likelihood of a need for a stop-gap spending measure if no deal of any kind is reached by January 15, 2014. efforts to change or repeal sequestration, and immigration reform and intelligence surveillance issues.
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Thursday he is not convinced that the ongoing budget talks will result in the federal workforce paying more for their retirement benefits.
Dec 5, 2013 In The News
Former Mayor David Dinkins, who was in charge of the city when Nelson Mandela came to visit in 1990, called Nelson Mandela "the greatest figure of the century" upon reflecting on his death Thursday.
Dec 3, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries will hold a town hall to provide residents with up-to-date information on the progress of Sandy recovery projects.
Dec 2, 2013 In The News
After a six-week tech surge the site released its new version late November 30th. Shiny new beginnings for Obamacare? We shall see. One thing is for sure, Chris Hayes argues: it’s the beginning of the end of Republican obstruction. Joining Chris Hayes is Brookings Institute’s Dr. Kavita Patel, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and CEO of the Department of Better Technology, Clay Johnson.
Nov 30, 2013 In The News
“The defining moment for me was both when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state and Bill Clinton’s tremendous speech on behalf of President Obama,” said Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat who backed Mr. Obama in 2008. “Those both occurred when a lot of people in the community were paying close attention.”

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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.

Jan 10, 2013 In The News

The borough’s congressional delegation added three new faces to its roster on Jan. 3 with the swearing in of Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Steve Israel (D-Long Island)

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Jan 9, 2013 In The News

Now that he’s arrived on Capitol Hill, freshman Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been appointed to the Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is chaired by Paul Ryan and, in an email to supporters announcing the appointment, his campaign sounded rather excited about the possibility for Mr. Jeffries to directly tangle with the former Republican vice presidential candidate.

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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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