A native of Woodside, Queens and a son and grandson of immigrants, Congressman Joe Crowley serves the people of the Bronx and Queens with honor. In Congress, he is a leader in the fight against Donald Trump. Joe knows that the American family is strongest when communities are secure. That can only happen when working men and women have the opportunity to secure good-paying jobs and financial security; when students have the ability to learn without burdening themselves with a life-time of debt; and when we celebrate the diversity of our communities. There are many important fights in Washington today. Below are Joe’s positions on the most pressing issues facing our country today.
Health care is right for all Americans – not a privilege for the wealthy. Joe is an outspoken supporter of Obamacare and an impassioned advocate for local health care facilities in the Bronx and Queens. He’s a co-sponsor of the Medicare for All Act, which would dramatically increase health care coverage in this country. He was a leading advocate for a permanent Children’s Health Insurance Program to ensure that vulnerable children have access to a doctor. Joe even demanded that Republican lawmakers give up their own health care before they stripped access away from hard-working Americans.
As the son and grandson of immigrants, Joe is proud to represent one of the most diverse congressional districts in the nation. Joe is fighting to protect immigrants from harassment by federal authorities and is defending immigrant communities against hate crimes. He supports fixing our broken immigration system by creating a system that would provide an earned path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, keep the best and brightest here, and secure our borders.
Joe is firmly committed to preparing all young Americans for successful careers by advocating for public education, championing increased federal support for Head Start and other pre-kindergarden programs, and fighting to maintain critical financial aid, such as Pell Grants, so more students can afford a college education. Joe is also committed to expanding vocational training and on-the-job training programs so that all Americans can find careers that work best for them.
Crime and Safety:
Joe established the Crime Stoppers program to support local organizations working to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. This program has delivered more than $1 million dollars in federal funding to the Bronx-Queens community for graffiti clean-up, after-school programming, and civic patrol efforts.