Friday Dec 6
Hakeem Jeffries and Others Remember Mandela
Post co-written with Rich Arleo. Former South African president Nelson Mandela, a man who captured the world's attention for his stand against apartheid, died Thursday at 95. Since the news broke an outpouring of sentiments have come from across the nation and will continue as Mandela is remembered.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Government employee pensions should not be touched in budget talks
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said Thursday he is not convinced that the ongoing budget talks will result in the federal workforce paying more for their retirement benefits.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Representative Hakeem Jeffries on the Budget Conference Committee
Representative Hakeem Jeffries talked about congressional efforts to reach a top-line funding level for fiscal year 2014 by the Budget Conference Committee's December 13 deadline.He also discussed the ..
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Rules committee eyes patent bill - Ramirez: Budget woes still a...
DRIVING THE DAY: RULES COMMITTEE EYES PATENT BILL - The powerful House Rules Committee received 26 amendments before its 4 p.m. deadline yesterday, and the panel is set to meet at 3 p.m. today to determine the floor process for the House's consideration of Rep. Bob Goodlatte's Innovation Act later this week.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Local Stores Hope Shoppers Spend Money Close By On Small Business Saturday
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there's Small Business Saturday, an initiative started in 2010 by American Express to encourage shoppers to support local merchants.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Brooklyn Jewish Leaders Offer $1,500 Reward for 'Knockout Game' Arrests
Local leaders announced a cash reward Monday for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the culprits in a spate of recent attacks in Brooklyn's Jewish communities that may be part of a violent nationwide street game called " Knockout ."
Sun Nov 24, 2013
New York Daily News
Brooklyn the new center of black power in NYC
The big four back in the day when Harlem was the epicenter of black political power in the city former Mayor David Dinkins, former Secretary of State Basil Paterson, former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton and Rep. Charles Rangel.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Our Time Press
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Briefs Constituents on Affordable Care...
Our Time Press: There have been a number of glitches in the start-up of the Affordable Care Act.
The Washington Post
Switchboard: Wikipedia slaps PR firm with cease-and-desist
Goodlatte's patent bill advances. "The House Judiciary Committee voted late Wednesday to advance an amended version of a patent reform bill authored by Chairman Bob Goodlatte ," the Hill reports.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Goodlatte's patent bill advances
The House Judiciary Committee voted late Wednesday to advance an amended version of a patent reform bill authored by Chairman Bob Goodlatte .
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Brighton Beach Residents: Restroom Buildings Must Go
Residents of a luxury condominium complex in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn protested Monday against ongoing plans for elevated restroom facilities across the boardwalk.
Congressman Jeffries Joins Fight Against Oceana Bathrooms Ahead Of Tonight's Public Hearing
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is the latest elected official to enter the fray over the new bathrooms slated for the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Brighton Beach, which residents of the Oceana condominium complex have vocally opposed.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Atlantic Yards Report
Elected officials call for Atlantic Yards sale deferred until new...
If the politicians' logic was sometimes wobbly--that the arena subsidies were justified because it would bring that housing--they indubitably pointed out that the Development Agreement signed at the end of 2009 was negotiated after an economic downturn, and now the residential market is roaring.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Crain's New York Business
Forest City blasted for slow-moving project
A group of lawmakers blasted developer Forest City Ratner Cos. Friday over the long-delayed affordable housing component of its $5 billion Atlantic Yards project on the edge of downtown Brooklyn.
FTC chief supports patent system update
During a hearing held by the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, Ramirez discussed the agency's plan to combat "patent trolls," or companies that profit off of their patents by bringing and threatening to bring infringement lawsuits.