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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Decision by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to Take the Akai Gurley Case to a Grand Jury

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: “The epidemic of young, unarmed African-American men being killed by police officers without consequence must end. Akai Gurley did not deserve to die, and […]

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Partners with Sen. Leahy and Rep. Chabot to Pass Bipartisan Law School Clinic Certification Bill

WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has partnered with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) to pass his first piece of legislation, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The bipartisan bill, which has passed both houses of Congress and is expected to […]

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Statement on the Failure of a Grand Jury to Bring Charges In the Death of Unarmed Staten Island Man Eric Garner

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: “Once again, our broken criminal justice system has failed to hold a police […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Will Take to House Floor to Discuss Ferguson and What It Means to be Black in America

Washington, DC – During tonight’s Special Order Hour, shortly after voting has concluded, Rep. Jeffries will lead a one hour discussion on the House floor by members of the Congressional Black Caucus entitled: “Black In America: What Ferguson Says About Where We Are And Where We Need To Go.” Members of the CBC will discuss […]

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Brooklyn Reader: Jeffries, Clarke and Caribbean-American Leaders in Brooklyn Address Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09)– both co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force — held a press conference on Friday at the Shirley Chisholm State Office Building to convey words of support and praise for the executive order passed by President Obama on Thursday that will now allow millions […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Failure of the Grand Jury to Indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Killing of Unarmed Teenager Michael Brown

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: . “From Ferguson to Brooklyn, the zip codes may be different but the issue […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Fatal NYPD Shooting of Unarmed Black Male Akai Gurley in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the fatal NYPD shooting of an unarmed black male, Akai Gurley, in Brooklyn:     “The senseless killing of another unarmed African-American male by the NYPD should shock the conscience of all New Yorkers and the nation. At this point, talk is […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries & Yvette Clarke to Discuss President Obama’s Historic Executive Order on Immigration and Call on Congress to Finish the Job

Brooklyn, NY – Tomorrow, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) will discuss President Obama’s historic executive order on immigration, issued in the face of continued Republican obstruction.  Collectively, Reps. Clarke and Jeffries represent the largest Caribbean-American community in the country in their Brooklyn-based districts. The […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Today’s Election as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement on his unanimous election to serve as Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus:   “Congratulations to Rep. G.K. Butterfield, the incoming Chairperson, and the newly-elected members of the executive board. It is a high honor and distinct privilege to be elected as […]