Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the FBI warrantless aerial surveillance program:

May 28, 2015 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the importance of ride-sharing services in New York City:

"New York City is a hotbed of innovation. Some of the world's most important tech firms are based here. Uber is a key part of that community.

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May 26, 2015 In The News

During a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) responded sharply to a black conservative sheriff who blamed an African-American “underclass subculture” for police violence.

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May 6, 2015 In The News

(CNN) As Baltimore reels from protests over the death of a black man at the hands of white police officers, a New York congressman is calling for a national ban on chokeholds, the restraining move that led to the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

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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.

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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
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.”
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 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.

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