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Meet Congressman Hakeem Jeffries: The Second Most Powerful Man in Congress

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Manny's welcomes the Chair of the Democratic Caucus, Representative Hakeem Jeffries to the space for a meet and great! Get to know him!

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Come join us at Manny's to meet Representative Jeffries (NY-8)! We are going to discuss his role in the House and the Democratic Caucus as the Democrats look to pass many key legislations while in power.

Which policies is he focusing on?

How does he help form coalitions in his role?

What strategies are being employed to maintain Democratic majorities in the House?

How does he work with our hometown Congresswoman Speaker Nancy Pelosi to advance the agenda to move our country forward.

The structure of this event will be about 30 minutes of discussion with Representative Jeffries followed by time to casually meet the Congressman yourself.

This event is part of our Black Leadership series.

This event will be in person at Manny's but there will also be a Zoom link ticket for those who'd like to tune in digitally from the comfort of their home.

About Representative Jeffries (NY-8):

Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eighth Congressional District of New York, an area that encompasses large parts of Brooklyn and a section of Queens. Serving his fifth term in the United States Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Budget Committee.

Rep. Jeffries is Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, having been elected to that position by his colleagues in November 2018. In that capacity, he is the fifth highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. He is also the former Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus and previously co-chaired the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee where he helped develop the For The People agenda.

In Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has worked hard to help residents impacted by the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, reform our criminal justice system, improve the economy for everyday Americans and protect our health care from right-wing attacks.

During the 116th Congress, Rep. Jeffries was one of the most effective legislators, passing multiple bills through the House of Representatives and into law with substantial bipartisan and stakeholder support. These measures touched on diverse subject matters and were drafted with the intention of making meaningful improvements to our federal laws and programs. They included bills to create a copyright small claims board allowing the creative middle class to protect their works (H.R. 2426, Public Law No. 116-260), to expand scholarship opportunities available to Pakistani women (H.R. 4508), to provide entrepreneurship counseling and training services to formerly incarcerated individuals (H.R. 5065), to ensure the attorney-client privilege is protected for incarcerated individuals corresponding electronically with their legal representatives (H.R. 5546) and to measure the progress of recovery and efforts to address corruption, rule of law and media freedoms in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake (H.R. 5586).

Prior to his election to the Congress, Rep. Jeffries served for six years in the New York State Assembly. In that capacity, he authored laws to protect the civil liberties of law-abiding New Yorkers during police encounters, encourage the transformation of vacant luxury condominiums into affordable homes for working families and improve the quality of justice in the civil court system.

Congressman Jeffries obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he graduated with honors for outstanding academic achievement. He then received his master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University. Thereafter, Rep. Jeffries attended New York University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and served on Law Review.

After completing law school, Rep. Jeffries clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He then practiced law for several years at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, an internationally renowned law firm and served as counsel in the litigation department of Viacom Inc. and CBS. He also worked as of-counsel at Godosky & Gentile, a well-regarded litigation firm in New York City.

Rep. Jeffries was born in Brooklyn Hospital, raised in Crown Heights and is a product New York City’s public school system, having graduated from Midwood High School. He lives in Prospect Heights with his family.


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