Vice Chair Crowley Meets with Seniors from Big Six Towers in Woodside

July 22, 2015
Press Release

Crowley addresses need to protect and uphold Medicare and Social Security

(Queens, N.Y.)On Tuesday, July 21, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, met with seniors from the Self-help Naturally Occurring Retirement Community program at the Big Six Towers in Woodside, to discuss his efforts to ensure seniors are able to retire with a sense of security after a lifetime of work. During the visit, Crowley, a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which oversees Medicare and Social Security, expressed his commitment to fighting any effort to end Medicare or to privatize Social Security.

“Protecting and strengthening programs like Medicare and Social Security is vitally important because they continue to provide our seniors a lifeline during their golden years,” said Rep. Crowley. “They have spent their lives preparing for retirement and now, more than ever, they deserve the peace of mind that comes with having reliable and affordable health care, and financial security. America made them a promise with the passage of the Social Security Act almost 80 years ago, and I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to keep it for generations to come.”

Congressman Crowley is the nine-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.