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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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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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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Coney Island school gets more than $16M for Sandy-related repairs

U.S. Sens. Chuck E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on Tuesday announced $16.2 million in federal funding to the New York City School Construction Authority for permanent work of P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School of Coney Island, as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Flooding from storm surge caused severe damage to […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains Brooklyn’s progress

According to U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), “Brooklyn continues to be on the rise.” In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Jeffries discussed his views on the borough’s need for safe affordable housing and preservation of diversity. He also highlighted Brooklyn’s steps toward the goal of an equal application of the law. The congressman gave his […]

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Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Steve Chabot Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program

WASHINGTON– Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5108, legislation that would establish in law, the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  This bill would expand the current program by removing its “pilot” status, making it available to all accredited law schools in the […]

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Rep. Jeffries And House Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Inventor Thomas Jennings

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East Brooklyn – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Speaks To EastBrooklyn.com After State of District Address

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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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