Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Mar 15, 2013 In The News
Despite the optics, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has made overhauling the system a focus in its official policy agenda for the year.
Mar 14, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On March 13, 2013, during his first Budget Committee meeting related to the recently released Paul Ryan Budget, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) introduced an amendment designed to address the crushing debt burden facing college students and recent graduates in America today.
Mar 14, 2013 In The News
In the ongoing discussions about immigration Black immigrants continue to be largely unseen and unheard, scholars, activists and others say. But, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to ensure that Black immigrants are given a place in the current conversation.
Mar 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released this year’s version of the House Republican budget:
Mar 12, 2013 In The News
Mr. Jeffries, a 42-year-old New York University School of Law graduate, took his seat representing New York’s Eighth Congressional District on Jan. 3, after easily winning a three-way race to take over for 30-year incumbent Edolphus Towns.
Mar 6, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On March 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of sequestration. They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Donna Christensen (VI), Danny Davis (IL-7) and Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10).
Mar 4, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries discusses the potential impact of sequestration cuts - which went into effect on Friday, March 1 - on his Congressional District and nationwide with Alex Witt, host of "Weekends with Alex Witt" on MSNBC.
Mar 1, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), joined by twelve of his House Colleagues, sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner that addressed the potential impact of sequestration cuts to Native American programs. The letter urges all parties to respect the Constitutional sovereignty of Native Americans living on tribal land with respect to the allocation of automatic spending cuts.
Mar 1, 2013 In The News

On the day before the US Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke out on the House floor to call on the country’s highest court to preserve the 48 year old law.

Feb 26, 2013 In The News
NY1 reporter Michael Scotto interviewed Rep. Jeffries on the devastating impact sequestration would potentially have on New York and the country.

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