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September 11, 2018 Press Release
Seventeen years ago, our country and our city suffered an unimaginable loss. While no amount of time will ever ease the pain of that day, we still can find peace and comfort by honoring the memories of those we lost. As we reflect on this solemn day, we must remember that there is far more that unites us than divides us and that we are stronger as a nation when we come together.
August 21, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the deportation of Nazi prison guard Jakiw Palij, who had been living in Jackson Heights, Queens since 2001.
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 13, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Crowley released the following statement on the passage of a New York State Assembly bill that would eliminate cash bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felonies.
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."
May 31, 2018 Press Release
La Ley de Responsabilidad y Transparencia del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional requeriría que los agentes de ICE y CBP registren cada vez que detengan a una persona y envíen esta información al Congreso. Bajo la ley actual, los agentes no están obligados a dar a conocer esta información a menos que haya un arresto o uso de la fuerza por parte de un agente. El proyecto de ley fue presentado por primera vez en el Senado por la senadora Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) y fue copatrocinado por los senadores Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM) y Jeff Merkley (D-OR).
May 31, 2018 Press Release
The Department of Homeland Security Accountability and Transparency Act would require ICE and CBP officers to report every time they stop an individual and submit details of that interaction to Congress. Under current law, the officers are not required to disclose this information unless there is an arrest or force used by the officer. The legislation was first introduced in the Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and was co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR).
May 17, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, announced new efforts to protect shoreline communities in the eastern Bronx from future storms and flooding. Communities throughout the East Bronx, including Edgewater, Throgs Neck, Pelham Bay, Locust Point, and City Island, were devastated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which left tens of thousands of residents without power and created millions of dollars’ worth of damages. In a letter sent this week, Chairman Crowley urged the Army Corps of Engineers to invest in shoreline communities along the East Bronx to ensure they are more resilient to future storms and flooding.
March 22, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – El presidente del Caucus Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes Joe Crowley (D-NY), emitió las siguientes declaraciones sobre la aprobación del “Omnibus”, la ley presupuestal del 2018:

"Los republicanos han atravesado de una crisis a otra, imponiéndole a los estadounidenses cierres de gobierno demasiadas veces. Si bien esto podrá puede traer a Washington un aparente equilibrio, yo voté en contra de esta ley porque considero que es una oportunidad perdida.

February 12, 2018 Press Release

(Queens, NY) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump blocked the release of a memo from House Intelligence Committee Democrats:

“If President Trump has nothing to hide, he should release the Democratic memo. This brazen attempt to keep the truth from Americans is a full-fledged attack on our Democracy. This is particularly disturbing given that just one week ago, President Trump released a partisan memo drafted by his Republican allies. President Trump clearly doesn’t want Americans to have access to the truth.