Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Oct 31, 2013 Press Release
“The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will help keep residents in their homes and our communities robust by making necessary changes to the National Flood Insurance Program,” said Rep. Jeffries. “I applaud both sides of the aisle for putting ideological differences aside and creating bipartisan legislation that addresses a national conflict that affects every homeowner and implements much-needed changes to this federal program.”
Oct 29, 2013 Press Release
“One year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck many neighborhoods in Southern Brooklyn and Queens with devastating ferocity. Homes were destroyed, businesses ruined and lives turned upside down. Over the last year we have made tremendous progress, but we still have a long way to go. We must not rest until normalcy has been restored for every last victim.”
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Oct 29, 2013 In The News
Tuesday night on All In with Chris Hayes: House Republicans predictably railed against the Obamacare exchanges in a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday morning - apparently without realizing they were also criticizing a plan from their own side. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would put in place the same kind of exchange system created by the ACA that GOPers find so offensive.
Oct 24, 2013 In The News
The family of a Brooklyn woman who died in a Brooklyn holding cell after cops reportedly refused to help the convulsing victim despite the pleas of other inmates for help filed an $11 million federal wrongful death lawsuit this week.
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Oct 22, 2013 Press Release
“Congressman Major Owens was a crusader for the people of Brooklyn, a champion for working-class families and a guardian of underserved communities. He emphasized the importance of education as a catalyst for upward mobility from the beginning of his career until the very end. Throughout his tenure, Rep. Owens compassionately prioritized those struggling to transcend above the poverty line. His legislative accomplishments and passion for service have left an indelible mark on the people he so wonderfully represented."
Oct 22, 2013 In The News
"This was an unnecessary death and we have to get to the bottom of why this tragedy occurred," said Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), who joined Livingston's mother, son and other supporters outside the courthouse.
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Oct 21, 2013 In The News
“There are a great number of social and economic justice issues that I hope to confront during my time in Congress,” he continued. “But at the end of the day, what’s most important is for the record to reflect that I’ve gotten things done to improve the lives of the people I represent.”
Oct 19, 2013 In The News
On October 19, 2013, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discussed race relations in American politics and the reaction to black political power on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry.
Oct 16, 2013 Press Release
“Our national nightmare is over. The government will reopen, a default has been averted and it’s time to get back to doing the business of the American people.”
Oct 11, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called the shutdown a “sad moment” in the nation’s history. He blames tea party extremists for the shutdown.

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Feb 7, 2013 Video
On February 4, 2013, Congressman Jeffries and Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) led Members of the Congressional Black Caucus in speaking on the importance of comprehensive immigration reform and on the diversity within the immigrant community in America.
Feb 6, 2013 Video
On February 5, 2013, Rep. Jeffries questioned witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.
Jan 24, 2013 Video
On January 23, 2013 Congressman Hakeem Jeffries made remarks on the House Floor addressing the non-nonsensical and unconstitutional GOP idea to withhold Congressional pay until a budget has been finalized, otherwise known as the "No Budget/NoPay" proposal.

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