Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York


Latest News

Feb 18, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter recently sent to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, in response to his outrageous claims regarding the conditions of southern Brooklyn in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy:
Feb 16, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries discusses the 2013 State of the Union Address on Fox and Friends Morning Show.
Feb 14, 2013 In The News

President Obama’s call for increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour from its current level of $7.25 has been enthusiastically received in many quarters who contend that it would move many Americans out of poverty and also boost the income of many in the African-American community.

Feb 13, 2013 In The News
Watch a Congressman Hakeem Jeffries being interviewed after President Obama's 5th State of the Union Address.
Feb 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his 5th State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress:
Feb 7, 2013 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Protesters disrupted a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform Tuesday, but their words did not appear to sway a number of House Republicans, who appeared skeptical of plans to map out a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Feb 7, 2013 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., at a rally sponsored by the New York City Immigration Coalition.
Feb 6, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on America’s current immigration policies on February 5, 2013:
Feb 5, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On February 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the need for immediate and comprehensive immigration reform. They were joined by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Reps. Yvette Clarke (NY-9), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Marc Veasey (TX-33), and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).