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Democrats: Invest $70 billion to Upgrade NYCHA and Public Housing Across America

NEW YORK, NY – Today, New York Congressional Democrats led by U.S. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Greg Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), unveiled A Better Deal on Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for families in New York City and across America. In the aftermath […]

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Sweeping Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Passes House; Barrels Toward Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the most substantial prison reform effort to date. H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP), is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), that will propel formerly-incarcerated individuals […]

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Jeffries Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Advances in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 5682, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), was overwhelmingly approved today by a vote of 25-5.   The bill aims to propel formerly-incarcerated individuals toward […]

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Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect National Wildlife Refuges Introduced by Nine Members of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, respectively, along with Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2), Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-3), Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-NMI) and Rep. Mike […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Borough President Adams Address Potential Starrett City Sale and Donald Trump’s Role as Part Owner

BROOKLYN, NY –  On Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 pm, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership whose district includes Starrett City, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, District Leader Nikki Lucas and residents discussed the potential sale of Starrett City.  As the largest federally-subsidized housing development in the nation, […]

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Reps. Jeffries & Gowdy Lead Bipartisan Effort to Give Ex-Youth Offenders a Fresh Start

WASHINGTON – This week U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, along with U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-4), a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, introduced the “Renew Act,” a bipartisan measure to reduce corrections costs and help young ex-offenders become productive citizens. In 1984, President Ronald […]

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Observer: Top of the Heap—New York’s Political Winners of 2016

Two New Yorkers running for president (three if you count Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders)—what could be better? Well, just about anything, it turns. The ball dropped Sunday on an uncertain and despondent city, fearful for the future. Will our native-born billionaire president-elect follow through on vows to sap sanctuary cities like this one of federal funding? Will […]

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Rep. Jeffries on the Death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson: “Ken Thompson was a devoted father and loving husband.  He built an incredible civil rights law practice founded on the principle […]