Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York


Latest News

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).
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.