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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 […]

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 […]