Congressman Crowley Statement on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform Legislation
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the statement below following Senate passage of comprehensive immigration reform. Crowley was on the Senate Floor during the historic vote.
“Today, the tireless efforts of immigrant families and advocates around the country paid off with a truly historic vote! I applaud the 68 Senators who recognized the importance of comprehensive reform and helped us move one giant step closer to a real solution. Although the bill is not perfect, today’s vote shows that productive movement on this issue is possible. Now, it’s time for my Republican colleagues in the House to join Democrats and answer the American people’s call for genuine reform."
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.