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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries gives his first community inaugural address as House Minority Leader

Jeffries was already sworn in in Washington D.C., however, he once again took the oath of office in front of his own constituents. He delivered his speech in front of a packed crowd at Brooklyn Technical High School.

News 12 Staff

Jan 30, 2023, 2:56 AM

Updated 510 days ago

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries gave his first community inaugural address as the House Minority Leader Sunday night in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  
Jeffries was already sworn in in Washington D.C., however, he once again took the oath of office in front of his own constituents. He delivered his speech in front of a packed crowd at Brooklyn Technical High School.  
Officials like Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams recognized the lawmaker's accomplishments, including how his historic win in November.  
"It's going to be even better in two years when Brooklyn has, not only the senate majority leader, but the speaker of the house as well," Schummer said.
New Yorkers also got to hear more about his promise for the future. 
"We're going to fight for lower costs, fight for better paying jobs, fight for safer communities, fight for affordable housing, fight for police reform," Jeffries said.  
Jeffries has represented New York’s 8th Congressional District since 2013.  Prior to that, he served three terms in the New York State Assembly. 


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