Press Releases

June 10, 2018

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

(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 men and women. Women today earn only 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, and for African-American women and Latinas, that number … Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

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

(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: "Republicans continue to hide from the reality of climate change. Instead of trying to find solutions, … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Crowley Statement on the Republican Sabotage of Medicare

(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 to destroy the Affordable Care Act has had devastating impacts on Medicare. By repealing the individual … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Congressman Crowley Op-ed Published in City and State: Put ICE Back on Its Leash

In an op-ed published today in City and State, Congressman Crowley discusses the inhumanity of the Trump administration's immigration policies. Read an excerpt below: "Never before have I seen a president throw his weight so forcefully behind policies that tear away at the moral fabric of America. From instituting an unconstitutional Muslim travel ban to appointing his anti-immigrant lackeys to the highest positions of power, President Donald Trump has corrupted the powers of his … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Chairman Crowley to ICE Director: Unacceptable For You to Address Hate Group

(Queens, NY) - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) wrote a letter to Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan expressing dismay over the ICE director's plan to address a known hate group. Homan is scheduled to address the Center for Immigration Studies, a racist anti-immigrant hate group that has a long track-record of demonizing immigrants, on Tuesday. Crowley told Homan that it is disqualifying for a government official, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Passing of Bill Flynn

(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 would have been all the more difficult. He will truly be … Continue Reading


June 04, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Case

(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 and in favor of discrimination. We've made … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Immigrant Heritage Month

(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 have made to the United States. "But as we celebrate our heritage, we must also acknowledge the many challenges immigrants … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month

(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 to ensure the full rights of LGBTQ Americans, especially for communities of color. As the Trump administration and congressional … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on May Jobs Report

(Queens, NY) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the May jobs report: "The president continues to put American jobs and families at risk with his reckless policies that lack insight, judgment, and strategic thinking. His agenda does nothing for working men and women, far too many of whom are continually burdened by Republicans' attempts to lavish tax breaks on the rich and take away health insurance from the middle class. We … Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Democratic Leaders Demand Trump Administration End Cruel Practice of Separating Families At The Border

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, House Democratic Leaders sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Trump administration immediately cease its policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. Led by Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the letter was co-signed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, and … Continue Reading


May 29, 2018

Chairman Crowley Amendment to Create Disaster Relief Strategy for Bangladesh Passes House of Representatives

(Queens, NY) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to establish a report on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh: “From devastating cyclones to massive earthquakes, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries for natural disasters. The United States can play a … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

House Democratic Caucus Announces Gun Safety Internship Program

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), announced a new initiative to encourage student gun safety advocates to intern on Capitol Hill. In a letter sent to their colleagues, the lawmakers announced the initiative and encouraged members to host students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and other schools … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Chairman Crowley, Members of New York City Delegation to Trump: Come to NYC and Meet with Immigrant Communities

(Washington, D.C.) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), and members of New York City’s congressional delegation sent a letter to President Trump yesterday asking him to meet with immigrants and families instead of holding hateful and unproductive events that demonize the immigrant community. President Trump has convened two events in recent weeks, including one yesterday in Long Island, NY, that demonize and belittle the valuable contributions of immigrants … Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Workplace Arbitration Contracts

(Washington, D.C.) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court decision on workplace arbitration contracts: “This Supreme Court ruling undermines workers by upholding corporations' restrictions on their employees' ability to defend their basic dignities and rights in court. “It is now incumbent upon Congress to strengthen critical federal workers protections. I will continue to fight to ensure that American … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Republican Farm Bill

(Washington, D.C.) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on the Republican Farm Bill: “This was one of the most heartless, cruel, and nonsensical bills that Republicans have proposed since I’ve been in Congress. It would have abandoned family farms, aggravated our food shortage crisis, and left one million Americans at risk of going hungry. It was shameful that Republicans even proposed it. “While I’m glad today’s vote failed, … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Chairman Crowley, Pro-Choice Leaders Issue Joint Statement on President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Blumenauer, Crowley Release Proposal to Expand Bicycle Commuting

Washington, DC - Today, in recognition of Bike to Work Day, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Joe Crowley (NY-14), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released a new proposal to modify and expand the bicycle commuter tax benefit to encourage more employees to bike to work. The proposal increases the monthly limitation currently set on bicycle commuting expenses and modifies the bicycle commuter tax benefit to allow employees to take full advantage of the bicycle benefit. It … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Chairman Crowley Introduces Legislation to Address America’s Opioid Treatment Gap

(Washington, D.C.) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D Queens, the Bronx) announced today the introduction of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2018, legislation to address the opioid treatment gap in the country by increasing the number of health care workers that serve on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. In 2016, approximately 21 million people needed opioid and other substance-use treatment, but only 3.8 million received the necessary care. A primary reason for that … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Senate Net Neutrality Vote

(Washington, D.C.) —House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement on the Senate vote to preserve net neutrality: “A free and open internet is a fundamental cornerstone of our economy and democracy. The majority of Americans support net neutrality, and I’m proud that my Senate colleagues voted today to restore these critical protections. I’m now calling on House Republicans to swiftly schedule a vote to reverse President … Continue Reading

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