CNN: NY Rep. Jeffries wants national ban on police chokeholds
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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.
by Ross Barkan | February 24, 2015
Congressman Jeffries along with colleagues from the New York City congressional delegation gathered at Laguardia airport to denounce the potential GOP shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.
by Rocco Parascandola, Larry McShane | February 18, 2015
Congressman Jeffries proposed legislation in a modest, but important attempt to heal in the aftermath of the inexplicable tragedy of the deaths of Detectives Ramos and Liu in Brooklyn.
by Amanda Terkel | January 6, 2015
Criminal justice reform will continue to be a top priority for Congressman Jeffries and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 114th Congress.
by Katie Zezima | December 4, 2014
by Vivian Yee | December 3, 2014
Congressman Jeffries called for a federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner, citing the case as an example that equal protection under the law does not exist for all Americans.