Congressman Crowley Statement on Passage of Budget Deal
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the statement below following passage of the bipartisan budget deal:
“This deal is a long-awaited example of the kind of bipartisanship we need in Congress. While the agreement is far from perfect, I’m pleased that it helps avoid another government shutdown, pares back devastating across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, and makes critical investments in areas like education and job training, while also reducing the deficit.
“Although this measure is a step in the right direction, our work is far from done. There are many issues still left on the table that Congress must address, including extending unemployment insurance for out-of-work Americans and enacting a jobs agenda. The Republican majority must not and cannot leave the unemployed behind.”
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.