Congressman Crowley on One-Year Anniversary of the Senate Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Jun 27, 2014 Issues: Economy and Jobs, In the Community

Crowley: “Enough with the excuses. It’s time for a vote.”

(Queens, N.Y.)  – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the statement below marking the one-year anniversary of the Senate passage of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform, with no sign of similar action from Republican leadership in the House of Representatives:

“It’s been 365 days since the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, yet all we see is excuse after excuse from House Republicans on their failure to act.

“While Republicans continue to make excuses, families across the country are suffering. The American people want it, the economy needs it, basic human decency demands it, and the Senate passed it. What else are House Republicans waiting for?

“Enough with the excuses. It’s time for a vote.”

Congressman Crowley is the eight-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.