Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Feb 3, 2015 In The News

“I work in an immigrant community, so it’s a challenge [for anyone]to touch on things that affects everyone, but he did: on police, housing, employment and immigration,” said Lovly, a Canarsie mom and community advocate. “It isn’t all talk [either]because he is very practical and has worked with us on social needs and real life issues that Brooklyn residents face.”

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Feb 3, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other African-American men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in recent months were on the minds of the black lawmakers who gathered Tuesday morning in the U.S. Capitol for the start of the new Congress.

Feb 3, 2015 In The News

House Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a new task force that party leaders hope will reboot their messaging strategy ahead of 2016.

Democrats lost 13 seats on Election Day, and there has been strong criticism from within the Democratic Caucus that the party’s message was badly out of step with the American public.

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

"In the face of unprecedented GOP obstruction, President Obama has led a successful rescue of the American economy. The President took office at the outset of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our country is experiencing a sustained period of economic growth and job creation, the unemployment rate has drastically declined and the stock market is way up.

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – On the heels of his recent election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee.

Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the stabbing at the Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue today:

Dec 5, 2014 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the decision by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to take the Akai Gurley case to a grand jury:

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Dec 5, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has partnered with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep.

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Jeffries released the following statement in reaction to the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to bring charges against Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer whose unauthorized chokehold caused the death of unarmed Staten Island man Eric Garner:

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Apr 29, 2014 In The News
“The monument is largely used as a skate park and a destination for people engaging in their morning physical activities,” said Jeffries of the 116-year-old landmark, which houses some of the remains of 11,500 colonists who perished aboard British prison ships on the East River during the American Revolution. “That was not the intention of the monument.”
Apr 29, 2014 In The News
"This is a substantial step toward making sure these American Revolutionary War heroes will have their stories and their legacies told, preserved and respected," Jeffries said.
Apr 25, 2014 In The News
Jeffries discussed immigration reform, the slow pace of Superstorm Sandy relief, and the stalled attempt by Democrats to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, among other issues.
Apr 24, 2014 In The News
Jeffries introduced the bill, which, if passed, will require the National Parks Service to do a study about the historical significance of the site. The remains of 11,500 prisoners are buried here. At the base of the staircase, you'll find the entrance to the crypt.
Apr 8, 2014 In The News
The American patent system was enshrined by our founding fathers in the Constitution to promote innovation and the progress of science and the useful arts. Since that time, when functioning as originally intended, it has served to bolster U.S. entrepreneurship, economic advancement and employ millions of workers across the nation.
Mar 25, 2014 In The News
SESAC recently hosted an afternoon of music and politics when Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) visited the New York offices to talk about the Songwriter Equity Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Jeffries along with Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions to the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative work.
Mar 20, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries added, "The Songwriter Equity Act endeavors to modernize the music licensing system by updating provisions in the Copyright Act of 1976 to ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their creative work. In New York, there are nearly 80,000 songwriters, composers and publishers who deserve to make a good living. As the caretaker of intellectual property law, it is important for Congress to make statutory adjustments when necessary to promote creativity in America. That is what this bill seeks to accomplish.”
Mar 17, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined co-hosts Brian Vines and Tati Amare on "BK Live" on March 17, 2014.
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Mar 17, 2014 In The News
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has introduced a bill to study the likelihood of making the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Fort Greene Park a National Monument. If the bill were to pass Congress, and the monument was found to have "historic interest," it would gain a spot next to the Statue of Liberty and Castle Clinton on the list of national monuments.
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Mar 14, 2014 In The News
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries participated in a roundtable discussion with CARICOM ambassadors and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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