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:
A group of House Democrats stood inside the LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal today to blast Republicans in Congress for an impasse that may shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week.
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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.