Press Release

Chairman Crowley, Rep. Chabot Ask United Nations to Oppose Premature Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees

January 25, 2018

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), along with 19 bipartisan Members of Congress, sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres asking that the UN strongly oppose any repatriation plan that would put innocent Rohingya civilians in harm’s way. The assault on the Rohingya people […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on the Anniversary of the Elimination of the Poll Tax

January 23, 2018

(Queens, N.Y.)  – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the 54th anniversary of the ratification of the 24th amendment of the United States Constitution, which eliminated the poll tax: “Fifty-four years ago, the United States eliminated the poll tax – a regressive levy that disenfranchised millions of Americans and kept minorities […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Government Funding Bill

January 22, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the government funding bill: “Republicans have proven time and time again that they cannot govern. President Trump and GOP leaders lack a cohesive vision for this country, and as a result, we’re left lurching from deadline to deadline and crisis to crisis. […]

Chairman Crowley on Republican Government Shutdown

January 20, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Republican government shutdown: “There may be no better demonstration of President Trump’s lack of leadership and inability to govern than the fact that Republicans shut down the government tonight, just as his second year in office begins. Republican leaders […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Republicans’ Inability to Govern

January 19, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the inability of Republicans to govern responsibly: “Americans are desperate for leadership. But instead of abandoning the most extreme voices within their ranks, Republicans opted once again to lower the bar of what Americans can expect from them. That Speaker […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on the Rise of Uninsured Americans During the Trump Administration

January 17, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on reports that 3.2 million more Americans were uninsured at the end of 2017 than when President Trump took office last January: “The constant attempts to destabilize our health care markets by President Trump and congressional Republicans have reversed the progress […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2018

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. transformed our country through his non-violent campaign for greater justice and equality for all. Dr. King encouraged us to love one another, to treat all humans with […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on Suggestion that Queens Upbringing Led to President Trump’s Racist Views

January 14, 2018

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on comments made by Sen. Rand Paul: “I am incredibly disappointed that Sen. Paul would correlate President Trump’s racially insensitive commentary to his upbringing in Queens. “Queens is one of the most diverse places on earth, comprised of some of hardest […]

Chairman Crowley Statement on the Trump Administration’s Medicaid Work Requirements

January 12, 2018

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after the Trump administration issued new policy guidance that would allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries: “President Trump is reneging on the promise of America’s social safety net. These work requirements will create new barriers that severely impact the lives […]