Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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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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Dec 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, shortly after voting has concluded, Rep.

Nov 24, 2014 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, ​U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the failure of the grand jury to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown:
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In The News

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.
Mar 14, 2014 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” to share his thoughts on Attorney General Eric Holder's plan to reduce some drug-related sentences.
Mar 11, 2014 In The News
Ernest Peronneau strolled right into his party Sunday afternoon to celebrate his 112th birthday. The Clinton Hill resident sat next to younger women -- one 103, the other his 93-year-old cousin. But Ernest says he doesn't feel like the oldest in the group. He says he feels like a teenager. To help mark Ernest's accomplishments, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries delivered a congressional citation. And to everybody at his party he advised them to be a copycat.
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Mar 10, 2014 In The News
Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits. The freshman New York Democrat and sophomore Texas Republican, both members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, co-sponsored the Patent Litigation And Innovation Act (HR 2639), one of a number of proposals to combat patent trolls.
Feb 25, 2014 In The News
As the White House is pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage, Freshman Democratic New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is trying to make it happen; that, as he blasts the GOP obstructionists who are slowing progress on many issues.
Feb 25, 2014 In The News
"At one point Interfaith Medical Center was the portrait of hospital dysfunction here in New York City, and we're committed to making sure that it becomes the picture of hospital transformation," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.
Feb 23, 2014 In The News
Rep. Jeffries joined several panelists for a discussion on President Obama's 2015 budget agenda and the gridlock in Washington on MSNBC's "UP" with Steve Kornacki.
Feb 7, 2014 In The News
“One of the reasons why many of us do these types of addresses in January is to lay out an agenda of things you want to work on,” said Jeffries. “It gives you, your staff and everyone around you a blueprint as to the type of issues you want to tackle, and then you can measure the progress you have been able to make at the end of the year and figure out what else you can work on to complete the things that were started and hopefully be able to point to some of the things that got accomplished.”

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