Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York


Latest News

Feb 1, 2013 Press Release
Brookyn, NY- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of the legendary Former Mayor Edward Irving Koch:
Jan 29, 2013 Press Release
New York, NY – On January 29, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Reps. Jose Serrano (NY-15) and Jerry Nadler (NY-10), several labor groups, community groups, clergy leaders, immigration reform advocates from various organizations and members of New York’s immigrant community in Judson Memorial Church in lower Manhattan to declare a unified effort to pass comprehensive legislation that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants this year.
Jan 29, 2013 In The News

In a vote of 241-180, the House approved the $50.5 billion Sandy Disaster Aid package Tuesday evening.

The package was split into two main bills. The first, a $17 billion measure, passed overwhelmingly.

"I always knew that in my heart that we would come together to help our constituents," Queens Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) said.

Jan 28, 2013 In The News
New York State’s three newest members of Congress enjoy a breather outside the Capitol Monday afternoon on the day of President Obama’s inauguration.
Jan 25, 2013 In The News
Congressman Jeffries discusses being new to Congress, his committee assignments, and legislative agenda with host, Brian Lehrer.
Jan 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence in America:

Jan 16, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On January 15, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) voted on the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, H.R. 152 that passed the House 241-180. The $50.7B comprehensive aid package will bring much-needed relief to the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Jan 13, 2013 Press Release
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released a letter that he recently sent to B. Todd Jones, Acting Director of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requesting a meeting to discuss the illegal trafficking of guns into New York City. He was joined by City Councilman Al Vann, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson and other community leaders in denouncing the escalating gun violence experienced this week and calling for a greater level of governmental intervention.
Jan 10, 2013 In The News
The newly elected Congressman stopped by Brooklyn Community Board 2's general meeting Wednesday night, thanking members for their support and their willingness to deal with quality of life issues in the area.
Jan 10, 2013 In The News

After winning a commanding victory to succeed Ed Towns as representative of Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District, Hakeem Jeffries was sworn into office as a member of the 113th Congress last week.