Skip to content

ALERT: FOR INFORMATION AND RESOURCES RELATING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC,

Please Click Here
Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Elected to House Democratic Leadership; Will Serve as Co-Chair of Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — On the heels of a disappointing election on November 8, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) has been elected by his colleagues to serve on the Democratic leadership team for the 115th Congress. Rep. Jeffries, who received an overwhelming 126 votes of support from his peers, will help lead the messaging apparatus for […]

In the News

Politico: In letter seeking support for leadership post, Jeffries outlines Democratic roadmap

The economic anxiety in America “is real” and Democrats need to travel to “the heartland, inner-city communities and rural America” with a unified economic plan they can clearly articulate, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn wrote in a letter to colleagues as he seeks to become co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. In […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries on the Death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson: “Ken Thompson was a devoted father and loving husband.  He built an incredible civil rights law practice founded on the principle […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Statement on Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement concerning Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson: “During his time as Brooklyn's top prosecutor, Ken Thompson has been a groundbreaking district attorney who has elevated the integrity and fairness of the […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries, Mothers of the Movement and Community Leaders Demand Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD Fire Officers Who Killed Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, stood with Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, Constance Malcolm, the mother of Ramarley Graham, Kirsten John Foy of the National Action Network and Mark Winston-Griffith of the Brooklyn Movement Center to demand […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Demands Increased Federal Resources to Secure Local Park Where Jogger Karina Vetrano Was Gruesomely Murdered

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, asking for enhanced security patrols and other measures to protect residents who visit Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach. On August 2, Karina Vetrano, an area resident, was brutally […]

Press Release

Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & Republican Rep. Tom Marino Propose Copyright Claims Board to Help Artists Protect Their Life’s Work

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to help artists, photographers, movie directors, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their work from unauthorized reproduction. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Selected for House Task Force on Police-Community Relations

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, was selected to participate in a House task force on police-community relations, a group that will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. The bipartisan working group […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Statement on Trayvon Martin’s Killer Being Able to Profit from the Grizzly Killing that Took the 17-year Old Unarmed Boy’s Life

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the effort by the adult killer of Trayvon Martin to auction off the gun used to take the 17-year-old unarmed boy’s life: “Trayvon Martin’s cold-blooded killer should […]