Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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.
May 8, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On May 7, 2013, Rep. Jeffries was appointed to the newly established House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminalization Task Force. Over the next six months, this bipartisan body of five Democrats and five Republicans will examine federal criminal laws and recommend improvements to the full Judiciary Committee. The task force is led by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.).
Apr 29, 2013 In The News
NY1 Washington bureau reporter Michael Scotto followed Congressman Hakeem Jeffries throughout a busy day full of meetings and committee hearings in Washington.
Apr 23, 2013 In The News

It has been three months since Brooklyn sent one of our best and brightest to Washington, D.C. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is settling in to his new role after emerging victorious from a contentious primary against Councilman Charles Barron for the seat held by retired Congressman Ed Towns.

Apr 19, 2013 In The News
Voice of America's Faiz Rehman interview Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on being new to the Congress, representing the 8th Congressional District of New York, and on being a strong supporter of immigration reform and cultural diversity.
Apr 17, 2013 In The News
The House Judiciary Committee has yet to hold a hearing on guns, but new representative Hakeem Jeffries is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of getting a background check bill through Congress....
Apr 10, 2013 In The News

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Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014:
Apr 8, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and several advocacy groups announced Friday the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of a group of residents living in the Coney Island Houses who have been without elevator service since Hurricane Sandy.
Apr 1, 2013 In The News
“Guns 4 Greatness” gun buyback program promises cash and entertainment industry mentoring to those who relinquish firearms.

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