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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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Our Time Press: Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 43rd year

To state that 2013 is a pivotal year in Black history is an understatement.  We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th Anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and the 43rd year of the Congressional Black Caucus. Converging on Washington, DC this […]

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Rep. Jeffries, Community Leaders Call For Preservation Of Health Services At Interfaith Medical Center

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Canarsie Courier: Canarsie Hosts Congress At Your Corner

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Jeffries Statement On President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued the following statement in response to the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014: “The President’s proposal seeks to balance the budget and reduce our long-term deficit by $4.3 trillion in a sensible manner that strengthens the middle class, fosters manufacturing growth and expands educational opportunities […]

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NY1 News: Brooklyn Tenants Forced To Use Stairs Since Sandy File Lawsuit

  [[{“fid”:”356″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“height”:”281″,”width”:”542″,”title”:”CI Housing PC 4.5.13″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]] To get to his fifth-floor apartment, Melvin Thompson takes an elevator in one building and walks across an outdoor walkway that connects to his building. The elevator he's supposed to use has been out of service for more than five months, ever since October 29, when Hurricane Sandy hit. […]

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“The GOP Budget – A Partisan, Stale Manifesto”

WASHINGTON –Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) issued the following statement today after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released this year’s version of the House Republican budget: “Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the 2014 Republican budget, “A Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Approach.” Contrary to its title, the Ryan budget does not […]

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“We Need A Balanced Approach To Fix Our Economy”

[[{“fid”:”329″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”333″,”width”:”475″,”style”:”width: 280px; height: 196px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px; float: left;”,”title”:”CBC SO – Sequestration 3.4.13″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]WASHINGTON – On March 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Congressional Black Caucus Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the impact of sequestration. They were joined by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Eddie Bernice […]

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Fort-Greene-Clinton Hill Patch: “Hakeem Jeffries Talks House Budget Committee, Working With Paul Ryan”

“It's not just a numbers game,” the newly elected Congressman said of drafting a budget. Now that he's settled in as a member of the House of Representatives, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, D-8, is ready to throw down for his constituents. The newly elected Congressman stopped by Brooklyn Community Board 2's general meeting Wednesday night, thanking […]