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Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries appears in the following:

Local Reps React to the President's Plan for ISIS

Friday, September 12, 2014

Congressmen Eliot Engel and Hakeem Jeffries discuss the President Obama's decision to expand the U.S. military's role in fighting ISIS.

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Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Brendan O'Neill, editor of the British online magazine spiked,  says the U.S. should be wary of the kind of free speech limits Europe has imposed and why the magazine launched a "Free Speech Now!" campaign.

Then U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY8) from Brooklyn and co-sponsor of the "Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014," explains why it's time to update the 20-year-old congressional report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes and what kind of speech could lead to hate crimes.

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Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from yesterday's even at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya, which discussed how today's movements against injustice and inequality continue to draw on King's moral compass.

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The Deal in DC

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about the late-night legislating that reopened the federal government this morning and avoided default on the government's debt.

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Robert Costa, National Review's Washington editor, updates the latest on the shutdown/debt ceiling in Congress.

 

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Representative Jeffries on the Syria Debate

Friday, September 06, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the debate in the House over whether to intervene militarily in Syria and his concerns on its impact on his constituents. See where your representative stands on Syria using the widget below.

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Guns and Budget Deals: On the Brink

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (PA) are expected to announce their support for expanded background checks this morning. This could potentially head off a threatened Republican filibuster of gun control legislation. Meanwhile, President Obama's budget includes changes to Medicare and Social Security that many on the left are unhappy with. Hakeem JeffriesU.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the budget and gun showdowns -- and a possible emerging deal on immigration.

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New to Congress: Hakeem Jeffries

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about his new role in Congress and his legislative priorities.

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NY 8th Candidates: Jeffries vs. Barron

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn (D-57), and Charles Barron, New York City Councilman (D-42) representing East New York and Brownsville, make their cases to be the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress seat being vacated by Ed Towns in New York's 8th District.

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State of the State Reaction

Thursday, January 05, 2012

New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) and New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) react to Governor Cuomo's State of the State speech last night.  

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Albany Finals

Monday, June 20, 2011

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New York State Budget

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, representing central Brooklyn (D-57) and New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R-2) discuss the budget negotiations in Albany.

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Jeffries and Flanagan on Albany's Budget Battle

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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If you look at the folks who are in that category, and most of us would certainly like to be in that category, they pay a whopping disproportionate percentage of the taxes right now so I think New Yorkers generally are over taxed.

New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R-2) on the millionaire's tax, speaking on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Previewing Andrew Cuomo's Budget Address

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman (D-57) representing central Brooklyn, and Senator John J. Flanagan, New York State (R) 2nd Senate District, preview the New York State budget announcement later today.

Note: Today at 1pm watch the budget address live online at the It's A Free Country homepage.

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Halted Development Update

Monday, January 10, 2011

New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-57), who represents central Brooklyn, discusses efforts to meet the demand for affordable housing in New York City.

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Halted Development Update

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Assemblyman (D-57) representing central Brooklyn, checks in on his efforts to turn vacant market rate developments into affordable housing.

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Taking Back House

Friday, August 14, 2009

Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries talks about Project Reclaim, his proposal to transform new vacant residential developments into affordable housing.
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Taking Back Housing

Monday, July 06, 2009

Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries talks about Project Reclaim, his proposal to transform new vacant residential developments into affordable housing.

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House Rules

Monday, July 06, 2009

Congressman Henry Waxman, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, discusses his new book, the latest political news, and recent climate bill. Then, reporters Liz Benjamin and Tom Robbins with an Albany update, and assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, talks about transforming new vacant residential developments into affordable housing. ...