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Hakeem Jeffries' Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 8, Democratic Majority Conference Chair

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for U.S. House (NY) - District 8

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10/01/2020 Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2020
10/01/2020 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript Interview with Hakeem Jeffires
09/22/2020 Electing Certain Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House of Representatives
09/21/2020 Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act
09/18/2020 Statement on The Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
09/15/2020 Letter to the Hon. Joseph Cuffari, Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security - 173 Members of Congress Urge DHS Inspector General to Open Investigation Into Whistleblower Allegations Regarding High Rates of Hysterectomies Being Performed on Immigrant Women
09/10/2020 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript Interview with Hakeem Jeffires
09/09/2020 ICYMI: Nadler, Schumer & NYC House members announce: we will not support any bill that does not have adequate state & local or mass transit aid; proposed GOP bill doesn't include it & it won't pass Senate or House
08/31/2020 Letter to the Hon. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City - Lawmakers Seek Delay on Tax Lien Sale
08/27/2020 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - The Congressional Black Caucus Calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Hold an Immediate Vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
08/25/2020 Tweet - "Spare us the virtue signaling. The system is broken #JacobBlake. Senate Republicans must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. We need transformational police reform. NOW."
08/23/2020 Tweet - "House Dems passed the #HeroesAct exactly 100 days ago. Senate Republicans have done nothing. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and economic recession. Something is very wrong with these people."
08/19/2020 Letter to Robert Duncan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, Ron Bloom, Donald Moak, Member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, John Barger, Member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, Roman Martinez IV, Member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, and William Zollars, Member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service - Haaland Demands Postmaster General DeJoy's Removal
08/17/2020 Tweet - "Authoritarian leader desperately clinging to power. Peaceful protestors attacked by security forces. Efforts to corrupt a free and fair election. It's wrong in #Belarus. And in America."
08/16/2020 Tweet - "The #HeroesAct allocates $25 billion to save the Post Office. House Dems passed the bill on May 15. Senate Republicans have been missing in action for three months. End your vacation. Pass. The. Heroes. Act. Now."
08/13/2020 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce, the Hon. Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the Census Bureau - Fudge, Richmond Request Plan for Complete Census Count Following Abrupt Schedule Changes
08/13/2020 Tweet - "It's now clear. The effort to destroy the Post Office is part of a continuing conspiracy to steal the election. From the most corrupt administration in American history. The entire crime family must be held accountable."
08/12/2020 Letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy - Pelosi, Maloney Joined by 192 House Democrats in Calling on Postmaster General to Reverse Assault on Postal Service
08/10/2020 Tweet - "Trump's so-called executive order cruelly cuts emergency unemployment benefits. By $800 per month. With more than 30 million Americans collecting unemployment in the midst of a pandemic. House Dems continue to fight #ForThePeople. We. Will. Prevail."
08/08/2020 Tweet - "There is only one job opening. For every five Americans currently looking for work. Why don't Republicans believe the $600 emergency unemployment insurance benefit should continue? Outrageous. There are NO jobs to go back to."
08/06/2020 Tweet - "Republicans exploded the debt by $2 trillion. When they passed the #GOPTaxScam. 83% of the benefits went to the wealthiest 1%. And now they want to lecture America during a pandemic about fiscal restraint? Pipe. Down."
08/05/2020 Tweets - "Paychecks. Social Security. Medication. Ballots. The United States Postal Service is essential. Why is that so complicated to understand?"
08/03/2020 Tweet - "Emergency unemployment insurance benefits have expired. The economy is in recession. Things are getting worse for everyday Americans. What is wrong with Senate Republicans? Do. Your. Job."
08/01/2020 Tweet - "50 million Americans have lost work. The economy is in recession. Hunger is on the rise throughout the land. Trump and Senate Republicans continue to fail America. Pass. The. Heroes. Act. Now."
07/31/2020 Tweet - "Emergency unemployment insurance benefits expire today. Senate Republicans need to address this critical issue. Instead they want blanket liability protection for multinational corporations. Get. Serious. Mitch."

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