Representing one of the most diverse constituencies in the country, Joe has become a leading expert on a range of foreign policy matters and a strong voice on international affairs. He believes that establishing and maintaining strong relationships abroad is essential to promoting both U.S. security and human rights around the world.
Joe served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2010. His tenure on the Committee has given him unique insight into many of today’s most pressing international issues, including U.S.-Asian relations, human rights promotion, trade and the Middle East peace process. His efforts include:
- Actively working to support the implementation of the Good Friday peace accords throughout all of Ireland
- Leading efforts on U.S.-India and U.S.-Bangladeshi relations, including co-chairing the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans and the Bangladesh Caucus
- Serving as a leading voice in advocating for human rights in Burma, including spearheading passage and renewal of the Block Burmese JADE Act
- Promoting peace in the Middle East through multiple efforts, including authoring legislation to stop children’s television programming that promotes hatred and violence against Israel and the United States
- Strongly supporting nuclear non-proliferation efforts to prevent countries such as Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons
- Supporting domestic and international initiatives to promote and secure women’s rights worldwide
- Supporting major anti-poverty, public health and human rights efforts in Africa
- Actively working to expand ties with Caribbean countries, including the Dominican Republic and Haiti
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(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.
(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.
(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:
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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: