Deputy Whip Crowley Fights Effort to Limit Health Care for Middle Class Americans

Oct 27, 2011 Issues: Health Care
Deputy Whip Crowley Fights Effort to Limit Health Care for Middle Class Americans

Crowley: “…We should not be degrading hard-working Americans, middle class Americans, who are trying to do the best for their families.”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) stood up for middle class Americans by fighting H.R. 2576, legislation that would make it difficult for early retirees and Americans on disability to access federal tax credits to buy health insurance.

To watch his efforts on the House floor today, click here, here, and here.

Highlights:

“…this bill could be the Republicans’ first step on the slippery slope to limit middle class Americans’ ability to claim certain deductions for retirement, college tuition expenses and even adoption assistance. Yes, the first step on the Republican plan to raise taxes on working class families.” (watch)

“…we should not be degrading hard working Americans, middle class Americans, who are trying to do the best for their families.” (watch)

“The silence is deafening because the reality is, Mr. Speaker, this is a slippery slope. You take away opportunities for the middle class to afford health insurance under the Affordable Care Act by whittling away at it. It’s the middle class who are hurt here.” (watch)

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.