Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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."
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.

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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.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 2013 presidential inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

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Feb 28, 2013 Video

February 28, 2013 - Congressman Hakeem Jeffries questioned several witnesses at today's hearing on the Obama Administration's regulatory policies on jobs, economy, and competitiveness.

Feb 18, 2013 Video
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 13, 2013 Video
On February 13, 2013 Congressman Hakeem Jeffries questioned Mr. Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) at the 1st House Budget Committee hearing of the 113th Congress on the economic progress that has been made over the last four years and the future of the American economy.

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