Hakim Jeffries

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE HAKEEM JEFFRIES 

D - NEW YORK DISTRICT 8

 

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VOTING RECORD:  Project Vote Smart, Govtrack.us

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 8/4/1970

EDUCATION: State University of New York, Binghamton (BA), Georgetown University (MPP), New York University (JD)

OCCUPATION: Attorney, Politician

FAMILY: Married, 2 children 

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Representatives (2013-present)
  • New York Assembly (2007-2012)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on the Budget 
  • Committee on the Judicidary 
  • House Democratic Caucus Chair 

Elected: 2012

 

   

 

ISRAEL


  • Condemns any effort to delegitimize Israel 
  • Supports the two-state solution 
  • Stands behind maintaining Israel's qualitive military edge 

CHOICE


  • Consistently votes against legislation that is harmful to women's reproductive rights 
  • Strong proponent of a woman's right to make her own reproductive decisions 
  • Supports Planned Parenthood 

 

In His Own Words


“This is effectively banning abortion in Missouri. It’s an outrageous violation of a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions with her doctor. We must fight back against the increasing threats to women’s access to reproductive care #StopTheBans” 1 

"Our politics may be more polarized than ever, but it is incumbent upon all of us who care about the U.S-Israel relationship to keep it bipartisan, to keep our polarization from poisoning the bipartisan support that Israel has always enjoyed." 2

SOURCES: 1) Twitter  2) The Jerusalem Post

Interesting Facts


He served as legal counsel for both Viacom and CBS Broadcasting.

He is an avid fan of rap music, and once shouted out the Notorious B.I.G on the House floor during a speech.