Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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May 28, 2013 In The News
A little-noticed amendment from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is winning support from the NAACP and other civil rights groups that have been cool to the underlying immigration reform bill.
May 23, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries voted against the House Republican student loan bill, “Smarter Solutions for Students Act,” H.R. 1911. This bill will not adequately address the student loan crisis we have in our country.
May 22, 2013 In The News
Chris Hayes talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Steve Ellis of Taxpayers For Common Sense about expected the federal disaster response to the Oklahoma tornado disaster.
May 22, 2013 In The News
The House is likely to vote this week on a plan that would keep student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, but some Democrats say that plan is actually worse than doing nothing. Washington bureau reporter Michael Scotto filed the following report.
May 20, 2013 In The News
Another major step in Brooklyn's recovery from Hurricane Sandy comes on Monday, when the Canarsie Pier will reopen for the first time in almost seven months to local fishermen and community members wanting to spend time by the sea. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report.
May 20, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, the Canarsie Pier re-opened to the public for recreational use after being closed for six months due to Superstorm Sandy-related damages. Located on the Jamaica Bay, the pier is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, a National Parks Service site.
May 16, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, in remarks made on the House Floor, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) criticized House Republicans for forcing a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 37th time since the landmark legislation was signed into law.
May 16, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn,Queens) came to the May meeting of the Lindenwood Alliance, in the Fairfield Arms Co-op, to meet some of his new constituents. Jeffries told the audience that he was concerned with resolving any issues that residents had with the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding Hurricane Sandy.
May 16, 2013 In The News

Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that his decision to remove himself from the Justice Department investigation into a leak that led it to surreptitiously collect telephone records from the Associated Press leaves him unable to respond to questions about it.

May 9, 2013 In The News
The House Judiciary Committee created a bipartisan task force Tuesday to investigate whether the federal code over-criminalizes minor offenses. Advocates and lawmakers said the move could eventually help reduce the size of the massive federal prison population.

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