Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Nov 26, 2013 In The News
Fox5NY: Brooklyn Leaders Address Violence Connected to the "Knockout Game"
Nov 25, 2013 Press Release
"Random acts of violence, particularly when targeted at people on the basis of race or religion, will not be tolerated. If you violently participate in the knockout game, we will do everything in our power to make sure that the criminal justice system is there to knockout socially unacceptable behavior. We must also make sure that we positively reinforce young people throughout the community in a manner that promotes constructive activity by at risk youth."
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Nov 24, 2013 In The News
Letitia James, who was elected as the city’s new public advocate; Ken Thompson as Brooklyn’s first black district attorney; and Eric Adams, the borough’s first black president, all hail from central Brooklyn.
Nov 22, 2013 In The News
Rep. Jeffries sat down with Our Time Press to discuss several issues of importance to his constituents, ranging from health care to environmental concerns and more.
Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
“The favorable reporting of the Innovation Act out of the House Judiciary Committee is an important step in the right direction toward addressing the patent troll issue in a meaningful way. While I continue to have concern with some aspects of the legislation and its impact on legitimate patent litigants, the progress made by amending the fee shifting provision will hopefully provide a basis to move forward and find common ground on a range of issues prior to consideration of the bill on the House Floor.”
Nov 19, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact cutting critical supplemental nutrition benefits will have on approximately 50 million working-class Americans. Rep. Jeffries also exposed significant economic disparities that have further exacerbated food insecurity, principally within the African American community.
Nov 11, 2013 In The News
"A significant portion of those resources could be used for Interfaith," Jeffries said, though there is no guarantee from the governor that they would be.
Nov 6, 2013 In The News
Residents of an affordable housing building in Bed-Stuy say their management company has only just begun restoring heat to their apartments— eight years after taking over the building.
Nov 6, 2013 In The News
“The flood insurance premium increases were like a freight train headed right for our communities,” Jeffries said. “This bill would stop the freight train right in its tracks.”
Oct 31, 2013 Press Release
"The decision to stay the district court's opinion declaring the police department's stop and frisk program unconstitutional is an unfortunate departure from the long journey toward justice. The NYPD has sanctioned racial profiling during this administration in ways that violate the Fourth Amendment. Notwithstanding this judicial hiccup, communities victimized by the out of control stop and frisk program can at least take comfort that the apologists for this police tactic have to pack up by December 31."
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In The News

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.

Jan 8, 2013 In The News

Energized with a new chairman and five new freshman House members, the Congressional Black Caucus was sworn in for the 113th Congress Jan. 3 with a pledge from incoming Chairman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) to “play to win” with the Obama administration in the battle for jobs, income opportunity and political influence for Black America.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

Temple Beth El will host newly elected U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) for a Martin Luther King day service on Jan. 18, marking the latest chapter in the 26-year-old dialogue between the Jewish and black communities at Beth El and Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

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Jan 3, 2013 In The News

New York City has two new members of Congress.

Hakeem Jeffries, representing the Eighth District in Brooklyn and Queens, which includes Bedford-Stuyvesant, Coney Island and Howard Beach, and Grace Meng, of the Sixth District in Queens, which stretches from Ridgewood to Bayside, were among the 84 new members of Congress sworn in Thursday.

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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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