Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Jul 17, 2013 Press Release
“Public housing programs are an essential need for many hard-working Americans who struggle to find affordable housing,” said Rep. Jeffries. “We can and should achieve the immediate goal of repairing the economy without abandoning our commitment to ensuring our fellow citizens have roofs over their heads,” said Rep. Jeffries.
Jul 17, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) discussed the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes." He called for the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the case and tried in federal court.
Jul 17, 2013 In The News
“Trayvon Martin did not have a gun,” Mr. Jeffries said. “All Trayvon Martin had was a package of Skittles and, as a result of him going to the store to get some Skittles, it set in motion a chain of events that resulted in him being shot dead in cold blood. That should not happen in America. And what’s why there needs to be some accountability.”
Jul 17, 2013 In The News
Two Democratic Congressman from New York, Rep. Gregory Meeks and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, are among several congressman, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, calling on the Department of Justice to intervene in the George Zimmerman case.
Jul 17, 2013 In The News
As more demonstrations are being planned in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, members of New York's congressional delegation said Monday that there are precedents for the federal government to follow up with its own investigation.
Jul 15, 2013 Press Release
New York, NY – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY- 8), Charlie Rangel (NY-13), Gregory Meeks (NY- 5), José Serrano (NY- 15), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) and Yvette Clarke (NY-9) called upon the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough examination of whether George Zimmerman violated our nation’s civil rights laws in killing Trayvon Martin.
Jul 13, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin:
Jul 12, 2013 In The News
Two congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would heighten pleading requirements for patent suits and restrict discovery, the latest bill in a slew of proposals aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls.
Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013”. The bill represents a bipartisan effort to promote American innovation and job creation in the technology ecosystem by addressing the growing problem of abusive patent litigation.
Jul 10, 2013 In The News

Responding to evidence that the United States is falling behind other countries in preparing youngsters in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)–and to President Barack Obama’s recent call for “an all-hands on deck approach to STEM”— the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) today will launch #STEMNOW

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