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:
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.
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.
(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.
BROOKLYN, NY –Today Rep.
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.
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:
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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Congressman Jeffries discusses gridlock in Washington and the failure of House Republicans to address the needs of the American people. He also addresses the situation in the Gaza Strip and Israel's right to defend itself.
Congressman Jeffries discusses P.J.'s Act, a bill named after P.J. Avitto, the Brooklynite who was tragically killed in an elevator that lacked the proper safety equipment. The bill is designed to boost security-related funding for public housing organizations. He also addresses the NYPD's inept broken windows policing policy.