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Jeffries Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Advances in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), was overwhelmingly approved today by a vote of 25-5.   The bill aims to propel formerly-incarcerated individuals toward […]

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Brooklyn Reader: Rep. Jeffries Holds Outdoor Office Hours for Bed-Stuy Residents

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) meets with a Bed-Stuy resident during his “Congress on the Corner” series On Thursday, May 28, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) was at Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy for one of his “Congress on the Corner” meet ups, an opportunity for residents of his district to discuss one-on-one with the congressman the issues that […]

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Rep. Jeffries Appointed to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee

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. The committee has jurisdiction over general education and workforce matters including the debate over Common Core, President Obama’s […]

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Ebony: Grading Congressional Black Caucus Weekend 2014

The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention, the National Action Network convention, maybe a fraternity or sorority event, (R.I.P. to Tavis’ “State of Black America”)…Alas, for the most part, our needs as a collective don’t merit a lot of large […]

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CBC Message to America: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Click HERE or on the image below to listen to the Congressman’s CBC Message to America:  [[{“fid”:”929″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”,”title”:”Rep. Jeffries expresses his Message to America”,”height”:”360″,”width”:”509″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]

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Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday

Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview:  [[{“fid”:”913″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday “,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday “},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican march toward impeachment on Fox News Sunday “,”title”:”Congressman Jeffries exposes the House Republican […]

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MSNBC: Jeffries: ’$7.25 per hour is inadequate’

This interview initially aired on July 30, 2014 Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about the push to raise the minimum wage and help raise many Americans out of poverty. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview: [[{“fid”:”911″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”The Congressman with Rev. Al Sharpton”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”The Congressman with Rev. Al Sharpton”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”The […]

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Washington Post: President Obama’s impeachment is a fantasy — for both parties

President Obama is not being impeached. But for several years, Republicans have been indulging and even encouraging that fantasy on the part of the far-right edges of their party’s base. Conservative backbenchers have told their constituents that the House has the votes to impeach the president. High-profile figures such as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have called […]