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Bensonhurst Bean: Almost 3 Years After Sandy, Coney Island Cathedral Gets The Repairs It Deserves

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.”

POLITICO New York: Uber rewrites the book on beating de Blasio

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.”

NBC News: Amid backlash, House GOP scraps vote on Confederate Flag imagery

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.

The Guardian: Congress awaits ‘monumental’ police reform as mandatory kill count advances

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.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Jeffries seeks financial aid for children of fallen soldiers

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.

CNN: NY Rep. Jeffries wants national ban on police chokeholds

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CNN: N.Y. Rep. Jeffries wants national ban on police chokeholds

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.

Capital New York: Jeffries: House priorities include patent reform legislation

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.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: House members demand Sandy insurance fraud probe

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.

New York Daily News: House passes bill to help people donating to families of slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu, Rafael Ramos

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.