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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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USA Today: Black lawmakers call for more diversity in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation’s largest tech companies to hire more African Americans. Caucus members met with Apple’s Tim Cook and Intel’s Brian Krzanich as well as executives from Google, Pandora and SAP to discuss how technology companies plan to fix their […]

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The Hill: Black lawmakers to push diversity in Silicon Valley

The Congressional Black Caucus is heading to Silicon Valley.  Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and two other members are slated to travel to California in early August to pressure tech leaders to put more of a focus on African-American recruitment.   The trip is part of the caucus’s Tech 2020 initiative, which launched in May […]

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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: 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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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Boost Innovation, Expand Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Inventors & Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – In a moment of refreshing bipartisan collaboration, yesterday evening the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 5108 (327 – 22). The bill, sponsored by Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and co-sponsored by Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), will benefit students, law schools and the innovation and tech community by partnering law student practitioners with […]

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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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Business Insider: Patently Unfair: Why The Senate Must Act to Club the Trolls

The American patent system was enshrined by our founding fathers in the Constitution to promote innovation and the progress of science and the useful arts.1 Since that time, when functioning as originally intended, it has served to bolster U.S. entrepreneurship, economic advancement and employ millions of workers across the nation.2 As Members of Congress from […]

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Rep. Jeffries Urges The House To Renew Unemployment Insurance For Over 2 Million Americans

Washington – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 59 to 38 to renew unemployment insurance compensation: “The Senate has put partisan politics aside and courageously taken a substantial step forward on behalf of over two million long-term unemployed Americans.  It is now time for Speaker Boehner and […]