Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Nov 26, 2013 In The News
Local leaders are making a push to find ways to stop a rash of assaults believed to be associated with the so-called "knockout" game. Brooklyn Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clark, Borough President-elect Eric Adams and members of the borough's Jewish community publicly denounced the violence during a press conference at the Crown Heights Youth Collective, urging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open
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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
“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.”
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.
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 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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