Hakeem Jeffries (D) introduce new bill in House “Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act”

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D)

New bill introduced: To decriminalize marijuana, and for other purposes.

Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries from the state of NY, along with thirty-seven cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.2843 on May 20, 2019.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors are all Democrats. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Hakeem Jeffries Information

Hakeem Jeffries was born on a 1970 in Brooklyn.

Hakeem Jeffries has held a number of positions, including United States representative, member of the New York State Assembly and United States representative.

Roles in Congress

  • Served as Representative for NY (district 8) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 99.57 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Hakeem Jeffries missed 5.33% of the votes, sponsored 20 bills, cosponsored 85 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NY (district 8) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 94.84 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Hakeem Jeffries missed 3.71% of the votes, sponsored 14 bills, cosponsored 415 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NY (district 8) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 97.49 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Hakeem Jeffries missed 3.47% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills, cosponsored 249 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NY (district 8) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 93.9 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period Hakeem Jeffries missed 2.64% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills, cosponsored 223 bills.
Picture of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D)
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D)

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