Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- On the heels of a disappointing election on November 8, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been elected by his colleagues to serve on the Democratic leadership team for the 115th Congress. Rep.

Nov 28, 2016 In The News

The economic anxiety in America "is real" and Democrats need to travel to "the heartland, inner-city communities and rural America" with a unified economic plan they can clearly articulate, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn wrote in a letter to colleagues as he seeks to become co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Nov 18, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY –  More than four years after Superstorm Sandy touched down in many areas of New York, decimating the city’s homes, businesses and shoreline, five members of Congress have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to give citizens an opportunity have a stronger voice in the recovery and resiliency effort.

Oct 9, 2016 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

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Oct 4, 2016 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement concerning Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

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Aug 8, 2016 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, asking for enhanced security patrols and other measures to protect residents who visit Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach.

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Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to help artists, photographers, movie directors, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their work from unauthorized reproduction.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, was selected to participate in a House task force on police-community relations, a group that will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the effort by the adult killer of Trayvon Martin to auction off the gun used to take the 17-year-old unarmed boy’s life:

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Feb 10, 2015 In The News

U.S. Sens. Chuck E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced $16.2 million in federal funding to the New York City School Construction Authority for permanent work of P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School of Coney Island, as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

Feb 3, 2015 In The News

“I work in an immigrant community, so it’s a challenge [for anyone]to touch on things that affects everyone, but he did: on police, housing, employment and immigration,” said Lovly, a Canarsie mom and community advocate. “It isn’t all talk [either]because he is very practical and has worked with us on social needs and real life issues that Brooklyn residents face.”

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Feb 3, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other African-American men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in recent months were on the minds of the black lawmakers who gathered Tuesday morning in the U.S. Capitol for the start of the new Congress.

Feb 3, 2015 In The News

House Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a new task force that party leaders hope will reboot their messaging strategy ahead of 2016.

Democrats lost 13 seats on Election Day, and there has been strong criticism from within the Democratic Caucus that the party’s message was badly out of step with the American public.

Nov 12, 2014 In The News

CITY HALL — Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio heaped praise Wednesday on Benjamin Tucker, the new pick as the NYPD's First Deputy Commissioner following Friday's abrupt resignation of Philip Banks III. But the response from politicians and community leaders has been lukewarm at best.

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Nov 12, 2014 In The News

Not long after Philip Banks III, the New York Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, abruptly resigned on Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio phoned several black elected officials to convey his disappointment.

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Oct 31, 2014 In The News

For all the rebuilding since Superstorm Sandy, damaged houses of worship have been left out in the cold due to federal prohibitions on direct aid to religious institutions.

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Oct 30, 2014 In The News

Community leaders in Brooklyn say a church there has been ignored in the two years since Sandy damaged it.

The pastor of the United Community Baptist Church in Coney Island says he needs about $2.5 million to repair the building.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries sent letters to the four biggest banks in the country asking for help in funding the work.

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