Chairman Crowley Hosts Rep. Ro Khanna in Queens, the Bronx
(Queens, N.Y.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) hosted Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a leading progressive voice in Congress, in Queens and the Bronx. The congressmen spent the day visiting a range of local organizations, community leaders, and everyday New Yorkers.
Crowley and Khanna first met with leaders of Queens’ vibrant South Asian community to discuss immigration, health care, and Democrats’ priorities in Congress. Following that event, the congressmen visited a Goodwill in Astoria to participate in a jobs training workshop event with volunteers from the Grow with Google program, which helps Americans develop the skills necessary to secure well-paying careers. Crowley and Khanna also held a town hall with C4Q Founder and CEO Jukay Hsu and alumni and fellows from the innovative tech training program to learn about the importance of coding skills for young men and women.
“Congressman Khanna is a transformational thinker in Congress and leading voice in the Democratic Caucus. It was a pleasure to host him in Queens and the Bronx. NY-14 is a rich and vibrant community, and home to some of the hardest working men and women in the country," Chairman Crowley said. "I'm so glad Ro got to see firsthand the investments we are making to ensure working Americans have access to on-the-job training resources. It was exciting to see the work Google, Goodwill, and C4Q are doing to expand access to skills-building programs in our communities, and to develop Queens and the Bronx into a hub for technology.”
“Chairman Crowley is a distinguished leader in his community, in the Democratic Caucus, and for our nation,” said Rep. Khanna. “We are fortunate for his commitment to supporting the future of American jobs. We must prepare our communities with the tech skills they need for a flourishing 21st century economy, and I remain invested in ensuring hard working Americans have the access to skills and on-the-job training, like we saw in Queens and the Bronx today, to succeed.”