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Roll Call: Jeffries and Farenthold at SXSW: Keep Patent Trolls Under the Bridge

AUSTIN, Tx. — Senate staffers who got a lot of emails about “patent trolls” today can thank South by Southwest. Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits. The freshman New York Democrat and […]

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American Urban Radio Networks: Rep. Jeffries Blasts GOP Obstructionists

(AURN) — As the White House is pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage,  Freshman Democratic New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is trying to make it happen; that, as he blasts the GOP obstructionists who are slowing progress on many issues.  AURN Correspondent Bruce Williams reports.  Click on the image below to hear the full […]

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Our Time Press: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 2014 State of the District Address

It was an event full of all the pomp and circumstance attendant with a congressional office. Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ first congressional State of the District Address attracted constituents, elected officials, and youth who filled the auditorium at Boys and Girls high school. Describing his first year in office month-by-month, Jeffries said he “did everything to […]

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

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WNYC: Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

WNYC radio host, Brian Lehrer shares excerpts from Sunday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Apollo Theater, “Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK” reflecting on the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass. The event was also co-hosted by multimedia journalist and author Farai Chideya, in front […]

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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Added To Community Reconstruction Program

This week, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) and Assemblyman Nick Perry (AD-58) announced the addition of Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach andGeorgetown to the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The program provides funding for rebuilding and redevelopment assistance to communities that were crippled by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Irene and Lee. The Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach and Georgetown communities received $4,383,732 in funding and Canarsie […]

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MSNBC: Why the bad jobs report?

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., explains why the bad December jobs numbers may not be as dire as they look on MSNBC. . Click on the image below to watch the full interview.  [[{“fid”:”686″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”MSNBC – Jobs Report”},”tagName”:”IMG”,”src”:”https%3A//edit-projects.45press.com/jeffries/sites/projects.45press.com/jeffries/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/MSNBC-%2520Bad%2520Jobs%2520Report.jpg”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-element file-full”,”height”:”428″,”style”:”width: 580px; height: 318px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”MSNBC – Jobs Report”,”width”:”780″}}]]