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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.

Daily News: Justice Dept. refers request to investigate NYPD to civil rights division

by Sarah Ryley | October 9, 2014

Rep. Jeffries has consistently fought the NYPD’s ‘broken windows’ policing tactics, defending the civil rights of African-American and Latino New Yorkers

US News: From Ferguson to Staten Island, Questions About Broken Window Policing

by Tierney Sneed | August 14, 2014

Congressman Jeffries, along with colleagues from the New York City Congressional Delegation, called on the U.S. Attorney General to intervene in the Garner case, and examine more broadly the impact of broken windows policing.

New York Times: Six Members of Congress Ask Holder to Open Federal Inquiry in Chokehold Case

by Joseph Goldstein | August 13, 2014

After the tragic death of Eric Garner in August, Congressman Jeffries and colleagues from the New York Congressional Delegation pushed the Justice Department to open a federal inquiry into the case.

Huffington Post: How One Member Of Congress Gets Away From It All

by Matt Sledge | August 12, 2014

A sneak peek into the world of congressional baseball and how Congressman Jeffries escapes from the pressures of the job in Washington.

NY1: Brooklyn Congressman Proposes Public Housing Security Legislation

by Jeanine Ramirez | August 11, 2014

Congessman Jeffries rallied to help rescue the state funding for Interfaith Medical Center, a hospital in Central Brooklyn upon which many of his constituents rely for care.