Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Jul 20, 2013 In The News

Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama made his feelings about the situation clear: race and racism had a lot to do with Martin’s death, and the country needs to start grappling with what that means.

Jul 20, 2013 In The News
President Obama spoke favorably about New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly as a potential future Department of Homeland Security chief. Chris Hayes and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., explain why they believe Kelly is the wrong choice.
Jul 19, 2013 In The News

It was no surprise that during interviews with Univision and other Spanish-language stations that aired this week, immigration reform was the most discussed issue for President Obama. With the U.S.

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:

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