Skip to content
Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Statement on Acts of Domestic Terror Targeted At Perceived Adversaries of the Current Administration

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in connection with the acts of domestic terror targeted at perceived adversaries of the current administration:  “In light of the vile acts of attempted political violence and domestic terror directed at two former Democratic […]

Press Release

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 […]

Press Release

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 success […]


Rolling Stone: Inside Congress’ Battle for Prison Reform Under Trump

What a difference a year makes. While in 2017 efforts to overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system seemed to fizzle out completely on Capitol Hill, this year it seems to be gaining momentum – and that’s in part because of the president himself.   “As America regains its strength, this opportunity must be extended to […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries & House Democrats to Trump: Come Clean on Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of misleading information put forth by Attorney General Jeff Sessions concerning his interaction with Russian operatives, and following a steady stream of troubling revelations related to possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Democrats have introduced a resolution of […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Selected for House Task Force on Police-Community Relations

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, was selected to participate in a House task force on police-community relations, a group that will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. The bipartisan working group […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Statement on President Obama’s New Executive Actions on Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement concerning his support for President Obama’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer: “With this historic action, President Obama has taken a significant step toward making America a safer place. Over the past decade, more than 100,000 […]

Press Release

Reps. Jeffries & Clarke Seek Help From Obama Administration in Combating Gun Violence in NYC

  NEW YORK, NY – Amidst an outbreak of gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout many parts of New York City, including the tragic shooting of Carey Gabay, a 43-year-old counsel to Governor Cuomo, U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) today gathered on the steps of city hall to outline federal action that […]

Press Release

Bipartisan House Coalition Launches Caucus Aimed at Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the midst of growing bipartisan recognition that America must confront our overcriminalization problem, a group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress have launched an effort to comprehensively address public safety and our broken criminal justice system. U.S. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) […]

Press Release

Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Tragic Shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on the tragic shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church:                                                                                           “My thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were tragically taken and the entire Charleston […]