Joe has advanced and supported a number of initiatives to promote equal rights and treatment of women. Read more below.


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May 18, 2018 Press Release
“Today’s proposed rule confirms yet again that this Administration will stop at nothing to undermine women’s health. Anti-reproductive health extremists in the White House and at the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up with Congressional Republicans and anti-abortion organizations to craft this policy. Not only are they doubling down on their crusade to penalize and defund Planned Parenthood, they are proposing a ‘gag rule’ on providers from referring for or even talking about abortion."
May 15, 2018 Press Release
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) led more than two hundred of their colleagues expressing opposition to the implementation of a domestic gag rule on Title X in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alexander Azar.
May 2, 2018 Press Release
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement after Planned Parenthood, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, and American Civil Liberties Union filed lawsuits in response to the Trump administration’s changes to the Title X family planning program
April 10, 2018 Press Release
“While today is an important reminder of the wage gap that exists between women and men, we know that gender-based pay discrimination is an issue that affects women every day of the year. On average, women in America still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, with working mothers, African-American women, and Latinas earning even less. Pay discrimination puts a strain on working women, undermines the economic stability of American families, and severely affects our economy."
March 12, 2018 Press Release

(Bronx, N.Y.) – Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was joined today by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to commemorate Women’s History Month at the New York Botanical Garden.

Leader Pelosi delivered the keynote address during the annual event, which brings Queens and Bronx residents together to recognize the achievements of women and discuss the role lawmakers play in fostering gender equality.

March 8, 2018 Press Release

(Washington D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day:

“International Women’s Day comes this year at an important time for women’s rights and the fight for equality and justice.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on Women’s History Month:

“Women’s History Month is a time to recognize and honor the extraordinary women that broke barriers and paved the way for progress and equality in our country. Whether marching for the right to vote, raising their voices in support of equal pay, or speaking out against sexual violence and harassment, courageous women across America have always led the fight to create a more just and equal union.

February 13, 2018 Press Release

(Queens, NY) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced the Billie Jean King Congressional Gold Medal Act to recognize King’s vast achievements and contributions to athletics, women’s rights, the LGBT community, and American culture.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement today in recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation:

“Female Genital Mutilation is an illegal and horrifying practice that violates the human rights of girls and women. More than 200 million girls and women around the world have experienced the horrors of FMG, and in the United States, more than 513,000 women and girls have been harmed. This must stop.

January 26, 2018 Press Release

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after Cecile Richards announced that she is stepping down as President of Planned Parenthood:

“Cecile is a fierce advocate, a true champion for women, and a valued friend. I’ve been proud to work alongside her to protect women’s reproductive rights and access to health care. She will be missed greatly, but I know she will continue to lend her voice to the important fights ahead. I wish her the very best in this next chapter.”