Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Sep 2, 2013 In The News
The congressman from the 8th District of New York Hakeem Jeffries in the delegation of Congress recently visited Israel. The task of the delegation was to determine the current problems in the Middle East ally, the United States and, above all, support the next peace talks with the Palestinians.
Aug 26, 2013 In The News
Ray Baker talked with Brooklyn, NY Rep. Hakeem Jeffries during the August recess. This August recess was particularly busy for Jeffries. The freshman Congressman traveled, dealt with the issue of stop-and-frisk and held several events in his district. On the video below Baker talks to Rep. Jeffries on several issues.
Aug 23, 2013 In The News

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, New York Assembly Member Annette Robinson and community leaders called for the preservation of health care services at the Interfaith Medical Center on Wednesday morning. Feelings are running high as a coalition of community members and elected officials, including the Rev.

Aug 21, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY - Interfaith Medical Center serves the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights communities in Central Brooklyn. After years of financially struggling to maintain operational costs, Interfaith Medical Center declared bankruptcy in December 2012, which required the preparation of a closure plan. This closure plans remains pending until August 26, where officials will meet for a bankruptcy hearing.
Aug 12, 2013 Press Release
“Black and Latino communities throughout New York City have long understood that the NYPD stop and frisk program is out-of-control. We are gratified that a federal court has now confirmed that deeply-held sentiment. Stop and frisk is an unjustified police tactic and unconscionable form of racial profiling. A court has now confirmed it to be an unconstitutional violation of the rights of innocent, law-abiding New Yorkers. The Mayor and Police Commissioner should stop their blind defense of these blatantly unfair police encounters and begin to respect the rights of everyone regardless of color.”
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Aug 9, 2013 In The News
“The founding fathers set forth a House of Representatives that was designed to reflect the mood of the public and the passions of the people at the moment,” Jeffries explains. “And in 2010, the American people were angry. I believe the anger was manipulated in ways that allowed the Tea Party crowd to win elections. As a result, there were a whole lot of angry members elected all across the country.”
Aug 9, 2013 In The News
Jeffries called it "an important step in the right direction toward fundamentally changing our approach to rehabilitation and successful reentry into society."
Aug 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2984, the Bureau of Corrections Renaming Act of 2013.  This bipartisan legislation would rename the “Bureau of Prisons” – under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice – to the “Bureau of Corrections.”

Aug 7, 2013 In The News
Thirty of some of the most influential black New Yorkers for 2013-2014 – as recommended by a committee consisting of representatives from the NAACP, 100 Black Men, the Delta’s, New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, New York City Council Black Latino and Asian Caucus, New York Urban League, Association of Black Journalists and Harlem Arts Alliance:
Aug 5, 2013 In The News
Two freshmen, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) announced they were joining this week’s tour, which will include meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well as tours of U.S.-funded defense systems, including the short range Iron Dome anti-missile program.

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