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

Oct 13, 2011
Following Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s address to a Joint Session of Congress, Rep. Crowley hosts Queens community leader John Park, his wife Mary, and friends from Queens in his Capitol Hill office.
Crowley Hosts Queens Community Leader for Korean President’s Remarks at Joint Session of Congress

(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.