by Alex Ellefson | July 30, 2015
“Laws requiring the separation of church and state prevent FEMA from providing relief money to religious organizations. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who represents the area, wants government assistance to be made available for houses of worship destroyed by natural disasters, New York 1 reports.”
By Dana Rubinstein and Laura Nahmias | July 24, 2015
“…following a ferocious and racially tinged battle waged in City Hall chambers and airwaves, on TV and in print, the de Blasio administration surprised New York’s governing class when it suddently announced that it no longer had imminent plans to cap Uber after all.”
by Alex Moe | July 9, 2015
“Mr. Speaker, if this Confederate battle flag prevailed in war 150 years ago I would not be standing here as a member of the United States Congress, I would be here as a slave,” Jeffries said in an impassioned floor speech.
by Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland | June 6, 2015
“All too often individuals who have died as a result of a police shooting incident, or other form of activity, generate an initial public response that then wades into the background over time,” Jeffries said.
by Paula Katinas | May 27, 2015
Children of military service members killed in the line of duty would be eligible for more student aid and other forms of financial assistance if a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes law.
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by Jeremy Diamond | April 29, 2015
With protests breaking out around the country against police brutality, Hakeem Jeffries introduced a bill to ban police chokeholds, the irresponsible practice which led to the death of Eric Garner last year.
by Miranda Neubauer | March 31, 2015
As the Judiciary Committee plans to re-introduce the Innovation Act, Congressman Jeffries re-emphasized the importance of passing patent reform legislation in the House of Representatives this term.
by Paula Katinas | March 26, 2015
Eight members of New York City’s congressional delegation have demanded an investigation into alleged fraud perpetrated against Superstorm Sandy victims who filed claims through FEMA.
by Dan Friedman | March 26, 2015
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries recently passed the Slain Officer Support Act of 2015, to support the families of Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who were killed on patrol last December. It is his third bill to become law.