Vice Chair Crowley Statement on Earthquake in Ecuador

Apr 17, 2016 Issues: Foreign Affairs, In the Community

(Queens, NY) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the earthquake in Ecuador. Crowley’s district includes a growing Ecuadorian community.

“My heart goes out to all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Ecuador. My thoughts are also with the Ecuadorian-American community in my district, and across the U.S., who are seeking news of loved ones back home.

“The American people stand with those in Ecuador impacted by the disaster, as the search for survivors continues and as Ecuador begins the difficult path of recovering from this tragic event. I urge the U.S. government to offer emergency assistance to help Ecuador respond to this terrible tragedy, as well as grant Temporary Protected Status to Ecuadorians in the U.S.”

 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.