WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer:
“With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place.
The Tompkins Houses was the scene of a horrific crime last year — the execution of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Weinjain Liu — shot while sitting in their patrol car.
New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in connection with the forthcoming third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy:
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the need for transparency and accountability in the fantasy sports industry:
This marks Obama's ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered "spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans."
SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation's largest tech companies to hire more African Americans.
Caucus members met with Apple's Tim Cook and Intel's Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their troubling hiring record.
The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley.
Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of growing bipartisan recognition that America must confront our overcriminalization problem, a group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress have launched an effort to comprehensively address public safety and our broken criminal justice system.
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The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention, the National Action Network convention, maybe a fraternity or sorority event, (R.I.P. to Tavis’ "State of Black America")...Alas, for the most part, our needs as a collective don’t merit a lot of large scale convenings.
Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.
Goodell made clear in interviews Tuesday night with USA TODAY Sports and CBS that he does not feel his job is in jeopardy.
For some New Yorkers, there are broken windows wherever they go.
NEW YORK -- A roiling immigration debate. Instability in Iraq. Ted Cruz.
Given all the pressures of the job, says Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), "It's not clear to me that I've had a good night's sleep the entire time I've been down in Washington."
Six members of Congress have asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
In a locket around her neck, Aricka McClinton carries the ashes of her six-year-old son Prince Joshua "PJ" Avitto. She says the whole family does the same.
"We go nowhere without them. We wear them every day. Every day. This is our baby," McClinton says.