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Collins-Jeffries Historic Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – Today, historic, bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation, S.756, was signed into law. The First Step Act of 2018 is based on the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP) co-authored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09), that overwhelmingly passed the House in May. The […]

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Politico: House Clears Trump-Backed Criminal Justice Reform

The House overwhelmingly passed a major overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice laws on Thursday, marking a bipartisan achievement for lawmakers in both chambers and President Donald Trump in the waning days of the 115th Congress. The bill cleared the House 358-36 after passing in the Senate earlier this week. Trump, who used his bully […]

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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES TO RUN FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a Brooklyn native who was raised in a proud union household and recently completed a successful term as co-chair of the House Democratic messaging apparatus, released a letter announcing his intention to run for House Democratic Caucus Chair. The letter states, in part: “House Democrats helped defeat […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Acts of Domestic Terror Targeted At Perceived Adversaries of the Current Administration

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in connection with the acts of domestic terror targeted at perceived adversaries of the current administration:  “In light of the vile acts of attempted political violence and domestic terror directed at two former Democratic […]

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Rep. Jeffries Blasts Trump Administration Effort To Use Taxpayer Dollars To Arm Teachers

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s wasteful and dangerous plan to allow states to spend federal taxpayer dollars on guns in schools. “It appears Betsy DeVos has lost her […]

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Democrats: Invest $70 billion to Upgrade NYCHA and Public Housing Across America

NEW YORK, NY – Today, New York Congressional Democrats led by U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Greg Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), unveiled A Better Deal on Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for families in New York City and across America. In the aftermath […]

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Rep. Jeffries and New York, New Jersey Democrats Make Surprise Visit to to Trump’s Immoral Immigration Penitentiary

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and members of the New York and New Jersey Congressional Delegations performed a surprise facility inspection at the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Participating members included House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Representative Albio Sires (NJ-08), […]

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Rep. Jeffries: Comey Executed the Hillary Clinton Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today outlined the litany of evidence surrounding potential illegal collusion between the Trump Campaign and Putin’s Russia and provided an analysis of the recently-released report on the FBI’s mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. In a Judiciary Committee hearing with Department […]