Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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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Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries has urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to include the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit in the state’s budget.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – In the wake of a growing scandal, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, whose district includes Coney Island, Howard Beach and other areas decimated by SuperStorm Sandy, has called upon FEMA’s Inspector General to investigate potential fraud in the insurance claims process for people who were victimized by the devastating storm.

Mar 23, 2015 In The News

AUSTIN, Texas -- Every spring, thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors and descend on this state capital for the annual South by Southwest technology convention.

Mar 23, 2015 In The News

On March 4 in Washington D.C., both Senators and members of the House of Representatives took a stand for American songwriters and their right for fair use, distribution and compensation. 

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeffries statement on the House approval of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill:

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the arrest of three Brooklyn terror suspects:

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Jul 29, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains why $3M in Sandy repair aid for Coney Island's pier remains unspent.The federal government earmarked $3 million in disaster relief funds for the pier's repair, according to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, but officials have not been able to find a contractor to make all the necessary repairs for that price.
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Jul 8, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Errol Louis on NY1's Inside City Hall to discuss the political gridlock in Washington, immigration reform and more.
Jun 27, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) called Speaker Boehner’s proposed lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive orders a “political gimmick,” drawing comparisons between the Bush and Obama Administrations’ use of executive authority.
Jun 25, 2014 In The News

On MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) discusses Congressional response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border and his legislation, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014 (VIVA) which would provide legal counsel for unaccompanied minors and disabled individuals in detention proceedings.

Jun 25, 2014 In The News

On MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Rep Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) discussed the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border and his bill, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014. The legislation would provide counsel for unaccompanied minors and mentally disabled individuals in detention proceedings.

Jun 24, 2014 In The News
The Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act comes as congressional committees prepare to hold hearings Tuesday and Wednesday on the crush of new arrivals from Central America. The measure is similar to a provision of a broad immigration bill that was approved by the Senate last year but has languished in the Republican-controlled House.
Jun 24, 2014 In The News
“It is virtually impossible to vindicate their rights under current law in the absence of counsel," said Jeffries. As it currently stands, unaccompanied minors can seek political asylum. Some children are also eligible for special immigrant juvenile status.
Jun 23, 2014 In The News
Thousands of the children are being held in detention centers and shelters, most of them in Texas and Arizona. But the impact can be felt in New York too, as these children try to reunite with families here. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joined Diana Williams to discuss the ongoing crisis and his new legislation, The Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014.
Jun 11, 2014 In The News
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8), co-sponsor of the "Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014," explains why it's time to update the 20-year-old congressional report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes and what kind of speech could lead to hate crimes.
Jun 10, 2014 In The News
Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8th District), Reverend David Brawley (St. Paul's Community Baptist Church), and Andre T. Mitchell (Community Board 5, Man Up, Inc) joined BK Live to discuss crime and security in East New York.
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