Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Apr 28, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the use of a chokehold is not illegal in New York state, but it has been prohibited under NYPD rules for more than 20 years.

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Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the confirmation of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States:

Apr 16, 2015 In The News

Top US lawmakers are to discuss ways of tackling the killing of black suspects by police amid signs that the hitherto muted political response to a spate of recent controversies is giving way to more concerted attempts at reform.

Apr 13, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after attending the funeral of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:

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Apr 6, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:

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Apr 1, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015. The bill was authored by Rep. Jeffries (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) in the House of Representatives. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) led the effort to pass the bill in the Senate.

 

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Mar 30, 2015 In The News

With the dust from the corporate Mardi Gras settling on the streets of Austin, it’s time for some sober self-assessment.  After all, South By Southwest is supposed to be a party with a purpose.  And this year there were promising signs from the must unlikely suspects: politicians.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.R. 5127, the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a bi-partisan piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is an original co-sponsor of the bill.

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Aug 19, 2014 In The News
A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge.
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Aug 19, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries shares his CBC Message to America.
Aug 15, 2014 In The News

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."

Aug 15, 2014 In The News

Six members of Congress have asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Aug 15, 2014 In The News

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.

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Aug 15, 2014 In The News
In a press conference, Rep. Jeffries (NY-08) explains how overcriminalization negatively affects minority communities.
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Aug 12, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) speaks with NY1 to explain action he is taking to protect public housing residents in New York. He introduced a new bill in July called P.J.'s Act. This bill commits public funding to the installation of surveillance cameras in public housing buildings to promote safety for the buildings' residents.
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Aug 3, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries criticizes House GOP members' push to sue President Obama over his use of Executive Action.
Jul 30, 2014 In The News

This interview initially aired on July 30, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about the push to raise the minimum wage and help raise many Americans out of poverty.

Jul 30, 2014 In The News
Congressman Jeffries expressed discontent with rumors of President Obama's impeachment. “Where was the outrage when George Bush was engaging in his orgy of executive orders?” asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) “It’s just not clear to me where this is all coming from.”

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