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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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Education

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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Jobs

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 Latest

Politico: Jeffries: Trump ‘pretends to be a tough guy’

President Donald Trump is little more than a “studio gangster” who “pretends to be a tough guy,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said Sunday morning. “You know, the president didn’t just walk out on a meeting with [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and infrastructure, Chuck. He walked out on the American people,” the New York […]