Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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.
Oct 11, 2013 Press Release
On the House Floor, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) stood up for Superstorm Sandy victims in Brooklyn and Queens. He denounced the House GOP strategy to reopen small parts of the government and ignore the rest while Americans suffer.
Oct 10, 2013 In The News
It is always a pleasure to have politicians visit Russian-speaking Americans; to listen to their concerns and answer their questions. Recently Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who represents Congressional District 8, home to many Russian-speaking people, held a meeting with Russian–speaking leaders at the Shorefront Y.
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Oct 8, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Jeffries spoke on the House Floor about the adverse impact of the government shutdown and disputed the House GOP characterization that the Affordable Care Act is a “train wreck.” Rep. Jeffries also exposed a factually inaccurate claim that Democrats don’t want to negotiate and made clear that there are enough votes to reopen the government, notwithstanding a recent assertion to the contrary by Speaker John Boehner.
Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
"Throughout America, this shutdown will needlessly hurt children, civil servants who will be furloughed and without pay, veterans who courageously served our country, seniors and countless others. The House Majority should restore government funding forthwith, come back to the negotiating table and get back to doing the people’s business, " said Rep. Jeffries.
Sep 30, 2013 In The News
“Rabbi Friedman is to thank for building bridges between various faith based communities, for years,” Mr. Jeffries added in words of praise for the host.
Sep 29, 2013 Press Release
“House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President. The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in motion a government shutdown that will harm vulnerable children, seniors, working families and our economy. This conduct is shameful and Americans will suffer if blind ideology is allowed to trump constitutional responsibility.”
Sep 27, 2013 In The News
New Yorkers in the Borough of Brooklyn were fortunate to have free buses provided to bring down those interested in attending workshops, sponsored by congressional members Yvette Clarke, Hakeem Jeffries and Assemblyman Walter Moseley, so they could learn firsthand about what the caucus is about and participate in the many events that centered around the programs.
Sep 27, 2013 In The News
“It was not economical for the post office to shut down service in this area,” Jeffries said. “The challenge that we face, and part of what may have brought this situation out, is that in this area, we’re dealing with intense economic gentrification, and I’m confident that this landlord saw an opportunity to make more money. That’s a right in America, but a reality of the gentrification situation that we face [is] that even the post office is at risk of closing out.”

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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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