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Our Time Press: Jeffries Briefs Constituents on Affordable Care Act, Drug Policy Reform, Inmate-Based Gerrymandering, Interfaith Medical Center and more

Our Time Press: There have been a number of glitches in the start-up of the Affordable Care Act.  What is the impact of the act on the African-American community? Congressman Hakeem Jeffries: There are certainly challenges with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  But whenever there are groundbreaking changes in public policy there will be some […]

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Jeffries Takes To The Floor To Explain House Republican-Shutdown Mythology

WASHINGTON – On October 7, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of the government shutdown and health care reform.  They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), John Lewis (GA-5), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Barbara Lee (CA-13), G.K. Butterfield […]

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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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Rep. Jeffries, Community Leaders Call For Preservation Of Health Services At Interfaith Medical Center

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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Hosts Congress At Your Corner

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Jeffries: House GOP Bill Fails America’s Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries voted against the House Republican student loan bill, “Smarter Solutions for Students Act,” H.R. 1911.  This bill will not adequately address the student loan crisis we have in our country. “A college education is the gateway to the American Dream for working families and those who aspire to be […]

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NY1 News: House Likely To Vote On Student Interest Rate Bill

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“City Talk” with Doug Muzzio: Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Congressman, 8th District of New York

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