Chairman Crowley Statement on Attorney General Sessions’ Decision to Restrict Use of Asylum by Victims of Domestic Violence, Gang Violence

June 11, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to no longer grant asylum to victims fleeing domestic abuse and gang violence: “This decision will put vulnerable asylum-seekers, including women and children, who are fleeing severe and often life-threatening violence directly in harm’s […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

June 10, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act: “The Equal Pay Act was instrumental to ending wage discrimination but fifty-five years after the passage of this seminal legislation, we still struggle to fully achieve wage equality between […]

Chairman Crowley Statement After House Republicans Rejected His Climate Change Study Amendment

June 8, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement after his amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which would have barred Republicans from using federal funds to stop the study of climate change, was rejected by Republicans in the House: […]

Crowley Statement on the Republican Sabotage of Medicare

June 6, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement on the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report: “Today’s Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report presents a bleak picture for our nation’s seniors and vulnerable individuals by providing new proof that the campaign by President Trump and congressional Republicans […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Passing of Bill Flynn

June 5, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the passing of Bill Flynn: “Bill was an early and strong supporter of peace in the North of Ireland and played a critical role in organizing Irish-Americans to support the peace process. Without his pioneering efforts, securing peace […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Case

June 4, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement on the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court decision, which found that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated Jack Phillips’ religious freedom by ruling against him when he discriminated against a gay couple: “It’s extremely disappointing that the Supreme Court ruled today against civil rights […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Immigrant Heritage Month

June 1, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement on Immigrant Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually during the month of June: “During Immigrant Heritage Month, we join together to celebrate our rich history as a nation of immigrants, as well as pay tribute to the contributions immigrant communities […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month

June 1, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on LGBTQ Pride Month: “This Pride Month, we celebrate the strength and resilience of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. While we have made incredible progress in the march toward equality, we still have a long way to go […]