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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 Latest

East New York: 407 Acre State Park Opens In East New York As Senator Persaud & Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Join Gov Cuomo At The Opening

Originally published by East New York Governor Cuomo, Senator Roxanne Persaud and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced the opening of the state’s newest and largest public park in New York City, the 407-acre Shirley Chisholm State Park along the shores of Jamaica Bay. The new park honors Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, an educator, former representative of the […]

Manhattan Times: “Disgraceful”: Congress reps blast border patrol agents “Vergonzoso”

Originally published by the Manhattan Times Members of New York’s Congressional delegation assembled in Foley Square on Tuesday to slam comments made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on Facebook. On Mon., July 1st, a ProPublica report detailed a secret, three-year-old Facebook group for current and former CBP agents, consisting of 9,500 members. The report […]