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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

City & State New York: Hakeem Jeffries is safe as can be

He’s the slow-walking, slow-talking establishment. And he’s not worried at all. By Jeff Coltin. On a blisteringly hot, arm-hairs-catch-fire sort of day in Starrett City, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is hosting his latest “Congress on Your Corner” roving office hours outside a post office – a format he’s used since his days as an assemblyman. Evetter Pilgrim, […]

City & State New York: The 2019 Brooklyn Power 100

Brooklyn is a political powerhouse, and not just in New York. The U.S. Senate Democratic leader, Charles Schumer, lives in Park Slope and has a shot at becoming majority leader in 2021. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a power broker in his Central Brooklyn district, is a potential heir to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Top prosecutors from […]

Statement on delegation border visit

Chairman Jeffries led a delegation of House Democrats on a fact-finding mission to the southern border. House Democrats visited immigration detention facilities to investigate whether or not the funds Congress has allocated are being properly used to improve conditions. “There seems to be a deliberate attempt to undermine the asylum laws that are on the […]