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Trump Signs Jeffries Bill That Protects American Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, announced that Donald Trump has signed into law the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act (KARO), H.R. 3979. This law will help protect our wildlife by reauthorizing the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education programs that […]

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WDSU: From Air Force One to Lower Ninth Ward: President Barack Obama visits Crescent City

This marks Obama’s ninth trip to Louisiana. The White House said Air Force One landed after a flight that offered “spectacular views over Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River and a blissfully green New Orleans.” Obama greeted Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Bill Cassidy and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who awaited Obama’s arrival, accompanied by baseball star Cedric […]

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NYDN: House of Representatives Passes Bill to Study Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

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NY1: Fort Greene Monument Has DC Lawmakers’ Attention

A Revolutionary War crypt in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park is a step closer to being named a National Monument. The House passed a bill Monday requiring the National Park Service to do a study of the Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument, which holds the remains of more than 11,000 Continental Army soldiers. All the troops died […]

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

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

[[{“fid”:”701″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”BK Reader 1″},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”style”:”width: 400px; height: 270px; float: left;”,”title”:”BK Reader 1″}}]]Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8) held his State of the District Address– his first since taking office— Thursday night to packed house of about 900 people at Bed-Stuy’s Boys and Girls High School, in which he offered a review of his most recent work in Congress […]

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Queens Chronicle: Reps optimistic about flood insurance deal

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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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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Hosts Congress At Your Corner

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