Crowley on Passage of the Budget Control Act

August 1, 2011
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), voted against the Budget Control Act of 2011.

“I am pleased default has been avoided, but disappointed in how it was accomplished.

“In their misguided approach to fulfilling our nation's financial obligations, Republicans are now putting at risk our most important commitments to seniors – Medicare and Social Security – and the hard-working New Yorkers who rely on our doctors and teaching hospitals to ensure the care of their children and families. I'm willing to compromise and seek a balanced plan that calls for all Americans to work toward economic prosperity, but I cannot support a plan that gives millionaires and billionaires, corporate jets or big oil a free pass.

“We should give the American people what they deserve – and that’s a solution that puts the future prosperity of our country and all Americans first.”

Congressman Crowley is a 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 Ways and Means Committee and is a chief deputy whip in the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives.