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DNAinfo: Gentrification a ‘Malignant Tumor’ in Poor Communities, Congressman Says

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BKNews12: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivers State of the District Thursday evening in Bedford-Stuyvesant

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The Brooklyn Reader:In State of the District Address, Jeffries Outlines Bold Plan for Saving Affordable Housing in Central Brooklyn

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WNYC: Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

WNYC radio host, Brian Lehrer shares excerpts from Sunday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Apollo Theater, “Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK” reflecting on the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass. The event was also co-hosted by multimedia journalist and author Farai Chideya, in front […]

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Queens Chronicle: Reps optimistic about flood insurance deal

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Jeffries Statement On House Republican-Led Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the government shutdown due to the failure of the House Republicans to pass a responsible resolution to keep the government funded: “This is a sad moment in our nation’s history where a band of Tea Party ideological extremists and their co-conspirators have shutdown the United […]

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Jeffries Statement On Possible Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting against the latest GOP proposal designed to shutdown the government: “House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President.  The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in […]

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Our Time Press: Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 43rd year

To state that 2013 is a pivotal year in Black history is an understatement.  We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and the 43rd year of the Congressional Black Caucus. Converging on Washington, DC this […]

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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Hosts Congress At Your Corner

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Rep. Jeffries Introduces The American Public Housing Act

WASHINGTON-  On July, 16, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) introduced H.R. 2695, the “American Public Housing Act of 2013,” which will exempt federal public housing funding from any future budget cuts or additional potential rounds of sequestration. “Public housing programs are an essential need for many hard-working Americans who struggle to find affordable housing,” said […]