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July 2, 2018 Press Release
“Today, my thoughts and prayers are with John Garvey’s family. John was a tremendous advocate for the Irish experience in the United States and he’ll be deeply missed by all those who considered him a friend."
June 26, 2018 Press Release
“This decision will be remembered as one where the Supreme Court of the United States legitimized discrimination and religious intolerance. This is a deeply shameful decision that strikes at the heart of the principles our nation was founded on and the values we hold dear as Americans."
June 12, 2018 Press Release
“With the potential for peace on the Korean peninsula, diplomacy must remain at the forefront and a reliable and lasting and denuclearization agreement should be the ultimate goal. And while establishing a diplomatic framework for future negotiations is an important step forward, the Trump administration’s dismissal of our allies and partners, as well as its lack of a concrete strategy, raises serious concerns."
June 4, 2018 Press Release
“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 missed.”
May 30, 2018 Press Release
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley issued the following statement on the recent violence in the Middle East.
May 29, 2018 Press Release
From devastating cyclones to massive earthquakes, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries for natural disasters. The United States can play a positive role in ensuring that the people of Bangladesh are better prepared and supported if a disaster does strike by strengthening relief cooperation between our two countries. I’m proud that Congress took a significant step forward to better assist the Bangladeshi people and the region by including my amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is reckless and irresponsible. Abandoning the Iran Deal not only hurts our credibility overseas but puts the United States in a weak position on future inspections enforcement and snapback of international sanctions. This leaves Americans at greater risk of a nuclear-armed Iran and increases the chances of another war in the Middle East.
May 4, 2018 Press Release
“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 country. This decision is based off of misguided and hateful policies that President Trump insists on advancing to appease the anti-immigrant voices in his party. The Hondurans protected under this status have spent decades building a life here and pose no threat to the United States. Ending TPS would undermine our diplomatic and national security interests in bringing stability and prosperity to Honduras and the region."
May 4, 2018 Press Release
“No hay absolutamente ningún beneficio para los Estados Unidos en deportar a casi 60,000 hondureños trabajadores que tanto contribuyen a nuestra economía, nuestras comunidades y a nuestro país. Esta decisión se basa en políticas equivocadas y llenas de odio, las cuales el presidente Trump insiste en promover para satisfacer las voces antiinmigrantes en su partido."
May 3, 2018 Press Release
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