Crowley Hosts Queens Community Leader for Korean President’s Remarks at Joint Session of Congress

October 13, 2011
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was joined by Queens community leader John Park, president of the Korean American Community Empowerment Council, and Mr. Park’s wife, Mary, for Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s address to a Joint Session of Congress.

“Queens is home to a vibrant and active Korean-American community and I am pleased that John and Mary were able to join me for this historic event,” said Rep. Crowley. “Korea is both a strong economic partner and national security ally for the U.S., and the ties that bind our countries are stronger than ever. I look forward to continuing to work with the Parks and other leaders of the Korean-American community on the issues that are important to Korean-Americans in New York.”

“It is a great honor to join Congressman Crowley for President Myung-bak’s address to Congress,” said Mr. Park. “The Korean-American community has made many positive contributions to New York and America and it was an honor to celebrate the many bonds our nations share. I thank Congressman Crowley for this opportunity and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Queens is home to a vibrant and active Korean-American community.

Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th 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 a Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives.