On February 4, Congressmember Joe Crowley joined the community in celebrating the Lunar New Year by participating in the annual Lunar New Year Parade and Festival in Flushing.
The New Democrat Coalition is preparing to fire up its political arm this year in an attempt to widen its ranks and become the go-to group for moderates next year.
With a litany of retirements from the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrats see an opening to flex their muscles in the next Congress and grow their ranks after losing several Members in the 2010 elections.
Congressional members, transit officials and labor leaders have raised an alarm about proposed Republican legislation that would end automatic federal transportation money and leave New York City’s transit system in jeopardy.
On Friday, August 12, Congressman Joseph Crowley held a back to school drive at P.S.53 in Maspeth, where he handed out notebooks, folders, pens and other school supplies to students in the summer camp program there.
Congressmember Joe Crowley and Assembly candidate Mike Simanowitz celebrated the 46th anniversary of Medicare being signed into law at the Angelo Petromelis Senior Center in College Point. During the celebration, Crowley and Simanowitz stressed the need to protect Medicare for seniors in Queens and across the city.
It is the 6 month mark of Republican control in the House of Representatives, and their track record is astounding:
- Tax breaks for big oil and millionaires and billionaires
- Affordable health care insurance for themselves and their families, but a vote to repeal health insurance reform for hard-working Americans
- A plan to end Medicare for future retirees
- Cuts to education spending
- Attacks on women’s right to choose and access to family planning.
As you might have heard, Democrat Kathy Hochul is within reach of a special election victory in upstate New York over Republican Jane Corwin.
This is especially encouraging news, as the seat has been a Republican stronghold for years and was considered a shoo-in for the Republican nominee. But Hochul’s campaign is rapidly gaining momentum, as recent polls have her in a dead heat with Corwin after voters discovered the Republican's radical stance on key issues.
I’m at a loss for words. One hundred days and counting in the majority and the House GOP STILL has not put forward a single jobs bill. Not one vote, not one bill!
After campaigning on a pledge to create more jobs, we finally see that the GOP's priority is anything but job creation. That is why yesterday, I was speechless – literally.
Last November, the GOP campaigned on a promise of jobs and economic growth. So far this congress, they have ignored these promises and have instead pandered to the most extreme elements of their party.
Since taking control of the House in January, they have attacked a woman’s right to choose, proposed increasing taxes on the middle class and shown their true colors on health care by trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act for average Americans, but taking government-subsidized health care for themselves. Like many of you, I am hoping this is one big April Fools’ Day joke.
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) thinks he’s got a shot at winning a free-throw contest on Capitol Hill this Wednesday, sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee. And judging by his form on a few imaginary throws, he might be right.