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Jeffries Statement On House Republican-Led Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the government shutdown due to the failure of the House Republicans to pass a responsible resolution to keep the government funded: “This is a sad moment in our nation’s history where a band of Tea Party ideological extremists and their co-conspirators have shutdown the United […]

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Jeffries Statement On Possible Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after voting against the latest GOP proposal designed to shutdown the government: “House Republicans continue to put forth extreme legislative proposals that have no chance to pass the Senate or be signed into law by the President.  The Tea Party dominated GOP has deliberately set in […]

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MSNBC: The Narrative of Criticism on Obama, Syria

On MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Korancki,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Alan Grayson, the New Yorker’s Amy Davidson and Buzzfeed’s political reporter Kate Nocera discussed the evolving narrative of criticism about President Obama and the developments of the Syria situation from the time Obama set the red line to now that the deal has been made. […]

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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries Explains Why He Is Undecided on Syrian Military Action

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries expounded on his reasons for being undecided in the pontential vote to launch military strikes against the Syrian regime for use of chemical weapons on its own people.  Watch the full segment by click on the image below:  [[{“fid”:”504″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“style”:”width: 545px; height: 294px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;”,”title”:”MSNBC – Craig Melvin – […]

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NY1: Lawmakers Still Weighing Syria Course Of Action

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Jeffries Statement on Conflict in Syria

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement with respect to the ongoing conflict in Syria: “President Obama did the right thing by seeking congressional authorization, and we must now carefully evaluate whether the use of force is appropriate.  The situation in Syria is a serious one and the use of […]

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MSNBC: NY Congressman: Ray Kelly Should Not be Homeland Security Chief

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Washington Post: Would Obama consider Ray Kelly for Homeland Security?

It was no surprise that during interviews with Univision and other Spanish-language stations that aired this week, immigration reform was the most discussed issue for President Obama. With the U.S. Senate and House in disagreement over provisions of an overhaul, and Democrats and Republicans vying for the votes of a growing demographic, that was expected. But while […]

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Jeffries Joins Immigration Advocates To Launch Comprehensive Reform Initiative

[[{“fid”:”258″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”1766″,”width”:”3224″,”style”:”width: 280px; height: 153px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px; float: left;”,”title”:”NYIC Immigration PC “,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]New York, NY – On January 29, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Reps. Jose Serrano (NY-15) and Jerry Nadler (NY-10), several labor groups, community groups, clergy leaders, immigration reform advocates from various organizations and members of New York’s immigrant […]