Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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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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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Jan 16, 2013 Video

On January 15, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries spoke on the House Floor  encouraging passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. H.R. 152. This bill will provide much needed financial relief for many families, communities and small businesses that are suffering from the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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