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.
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.
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.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Every spring, thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors and descend on this state capital for the annual South by Southwest technology convention.
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.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeffries statement on the House approval of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill:
Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the arrest of three Brooklyn terror suspects:
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.
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.