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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

(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 country.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

(Queens, NY) – El presidente del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes Joe Crowley (D-Queens, el Bronx), emitió las siguientes declaraciones sobre la decisión de la administración del presidente Trump de terminar con el programa de Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS, por sus siglas en inglés) para los ciudadanos hondureños: 

“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.

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
April 27, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement after House Intelligence Committee Republicans’ issued their report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections:

April 27, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement on President Trump’s formal announcement to end Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese individuals:

“Once again, the Trump administration is making a heartless and senseless decision. This time, they are abandoning nearly 9,000 Nepalese citizens who have found safety and stability in our country.

April 25, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Grace Meng (D-NY) issued the following statement criticizing reported preparations to end Temporary Protected Status for citizens of Nepal:

“If the Trump administration moves forward on this decision, the United States will be abdicating on the promise made to nearly 9,000 Nepalese citizens who have tried to put their lives back together in America while their homeland recovers from the massive earthquake that struck their country.

April 14, 2018 Press Release

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump announced airstrikes against the Syrian regime:

“The horrifying chemical weapon attacks on innocent civilians is a war crime and Bashar al-Assad and his regime must be held accountable.

“However, airstrikes alone will not achieve that goal. President Trump’s pledge for sustained military action demands a strategic plan to be authorized and reviewed by Congress.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Jared Polis (D-CO) announced today a letter signed by dozens of House members urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State extend Temporary Protected Status granted to Nepalese nationals living in the United States following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015.

April 10, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, which helped bring an end to centuries of violent conflict in the North of Ireland: