Press Release

Chairman Crowley Demands Answers on TSA Screening Protocols for Sikhs

May 15, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) urged the Transportation Security Administration to reevaluate their processes for screening Sikhs and Sikh Americans, following an incident when Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains was twice asked to remove his turban when traveling in the United States. During an official […]

Chairman Crowley, Sens. Warren, Murray, and Hassan and Reps. Barbara Lee and Nita Lowey Oppose Title X Domestic Gag Rule

May 15, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) led […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Republican Legislation to Weaken Pre-trial Reform Efforts

May 9, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement on the Citizens’ Right to Know Act, a Republican bill to weaken pre-trial reform efforts: “Our criminal justice system is built on the basic premise of presumption of innocence. Yet, our current cash bail system severely undermines that bedrock […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Agreement

May 8, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Agreement: “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is reckless and irresponsible. It was made without adequate explanation of a realistic alternative or a comprehensive strategy. […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Rescission Package

May 8, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on President Trump’s attempt to cut $15 billion in federal funding: “Each day, Republicans are finding new ways to abandon middle-class Americans. Just months after passing a deficit-exploding tax scam that hiked taxes on working men and women and […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on the Trump Administration’s Mass Deportation of Hondurans

May 4, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Honduran nationals: “There is absolutely no benefit to the United States in deporting nearly 60,000 hardworking Hondurans who contribute so much to our economy, our communities, and our […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on April Jobs Report

May 4, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the April jobs report: “The Trump administration’s govern-by-chaos mentality is continuing to put unnecessary burdens on working families. His policies are creating stagnant wages and shrinking markets for American agricultural goods overseas, all of which undermines the financial […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Father Conroy

May 4, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on House Chaplain Patrick Conroy: “Father Pat has served the House honorably for more than seven years, and I’m glad that he will remain the House Chaplain. Still, because there are conflicting reports and questions left unanswered, we need […]

Crowley Statement Condemning Palestinian President Abbas’ Remarks on the Holocaust

May 3, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement in response to recent remarks by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas where he blamed the Jewish people for the Holocaust: “I strongly condemn the hateful statements Mahmoud Abbas made regarding the Holocaust. Denying the realities of those atrocities by attempting […]