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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the FBI Warrantless Aerial Surveillance Program

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 FBI warrantless aerial surveillance program: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation may have crossed the line and violated the privacy rights of the American people with its […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch As Attorney General of the United States

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the confirmation of Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States: “After a shameful, partisan delay forced on the American people by Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch has finally been confirmed as Attorney General. She is a consummate law […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the House Approval of a Department of Homeland Security Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jeffries statement on the House approval of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill: “The collapse of the reckless Republican shutdown strategy is complete. These are dangerous times that require all hands on deck without distraction. The passage of legislation to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security is a critical step […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Arrest of Three Brooklyn Terror Suspects

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement in response to the arrest of three Brooklyn terror suspects: “This development is a chilling reminder of why we must fund the Department of Homeland Security immediately. These three terror suspects appear to have been plotting to take the lives of innocent Americans, […]

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Observer: Democrats Bash ‘Dumb’ and ‘Dangerous’ GOP as Homeland Security Shut Down Nears

A group of House Democrats stood inside the LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal today to blast Republicans in Congress for an impasse that may shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week. Congress members Steve Israel, Kathleen Rice, Hakeem Jeffries and Joseph Crowley derided “dumb” and “dangerous” Republicans for attaching […]

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Reps. Jeffries, King introduce bipartisan legislation to support families of assassinated New York City police detectives

Washington, DC – Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Rep. Peter King (NY-02) have introduced the Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015, a piece of legislation that would extend the tax deadline so that individuals making charitable donations for the families of assassinated New York Police Department (NYPD) Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael […]

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NY Daily News: Congressmen propose tax deduction extension for donations to families of slain NYPD cops

Doing the right thing could come with a writeoff. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Pete King (R-L.I.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the tax deduction period for anyone contributing to the families of two slain city cops. “Whenever tragedy occurs, it’s important for representatives of the community to step up and do the right thing,” […]

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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

New York, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement concerning the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson in the aftermath of unprecedented security breaches surrounding President Obama and the White House. “The resignation of Director Pierson is a welcome development, but it is not sufficient. We cannot have a situation […]

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Queens Chronicle: Jeffries meets the press in Brooklyn

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BKNews12: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivers State of the District Thursday evening in Bedford-Stuyvesant

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