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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.

Observer: Democrats Bash ‘Dumb’ and ‘Dangerous’ GOP as Homeland Security Shut Down Nears

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.

New York Daily News: Congressmen propose tax deduction extension for donations to families of slain NYPD cops

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.

Huffington Post: Black Lawmakers To Focus On Criminal Justice Reform In New Congress

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.

Washington Post: Many liberals and conservatives find themselves on common ground following the Garner decision

by Katie Zezima | December 4, 2014
A deeper look into the rare bipartisan response of outrage that took place following the Eric Garner decision.

 

NYTimes: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Is Echoed in Voices of Fury and Despair

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.