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Hakeem on the Issues

Affordable Housing

Hakeem’s eagerness to tackle this issue dates back to his days in the New York State Assembly. As an Assemblyman, he fought against foreclosures, passed historic rent regulations for New York City, and helped transform empty luxury apartments into affordable homes for middle-class families. Hakeem is a true champion on affordable housing. He knows that […]

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As a product of New York City’s public school system, Hakeem recognizes as well as anyone the immeasurable value of a first-rate education. He knows that in order for America to compete in the twenty-first century globalized economy, every student must be given the opportunity to excel in the classroom. Nationwide, the inequality of educational […]

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Criminal Justice

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Bi-Partisan Task Force on Overcriminalization, Hakeem is committed to fixing the institutional flaws in the criminal justice system. In the wake of recent tragedies involving law enforcement and communities of color, he is fully dedicated to transforming pervasive public discontent into legislative action. Hakeem is […]

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Hakeem’s foremost priority since his arrival in Congress has been to create well-paying jobs for working and middle-class New Yorkers. Through his work on the House Budget Committee and House Judiciary Committee, he has been an active supporter of legislation to spur innovation, grow the economy and help small businesses succeed. Hakeem is a strong […]

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The Verge: House overwhelmingly approves new copyright bill

Originally published by The Verge On Tuesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve a measure that would shake up the Copyright Office if it were made into law, creating a small claims court where online content creators can go after their infringers. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or the CASE Act for […]

Crain’s: Incumbents should ’embrace’ primary challenges, powerful congressman says

Originally published in Crain’s New York New York’s top-ranked House member says he’s not afraid of a Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-inspired challenger—and his colleagues shouldn’t be either. Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the Democratic conference in the House of Representatives, told Crain’s that he has no problem with the raft of progressive insurgents who have declared their intention […]