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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 […]

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 […]