Crowley to Repealers: Skip Coverage

A cadre of Democratic House members – all fierce defenders of President Obama’s health care reforms — are asking Republicans who want to repeal the law to forgo their taxpayer-subsidized health insurance out of principle.

The group, led by Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and three other progressives – responding to a POLITICO report that repeal proponent Rep.-elect Andy Harris (R-Md.) complained about a lag in his federal coverage – is circulating a letter among Democrats that would call upon Republicans to ditch their insurance, paid in part by taxpayer funds, if they are committed to rolling back Democratic reforms.

18 names added to Keane Square war memorial

Some deceased veterans from Pelham Bay will get the recognition they deserve.

Congressman Joseph Crowley and Councilman Jimmy Vacca joined with members of the Lawrence F. Keane American Legion Post #1458 on Sunday, October 24 at the war memorial in Keane Square Park to announce the addition of 18 new names into the monument which celebrates the sacrifices of deceased veterans.

Building starts on wall for BQE to lessen noise

After five years and funding from Queens elected officials, the state Department of Transportation broke ground last Thursday on a project aimed at making some Woodside streets a little quieter.

Queens Resident Receives Bronze Star from Crowley

Just when you thought you’d heard everything about World War II, comes this: On Sunday, a Jackson Heights man will receive the thanks of a grateful nation for what he did and the lives he helped save during the war.

House Passes Bill to Help 9/11 First Responders

A bill to provide medical benefits and compensation for emergency workers who were first on the scene of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks won approval Wednesday from the U.S. House.

Congressman Crowley Hails Social Security 75th Anniversary

On Tuesday, September 7, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens-The Bronx) hosted a public forum on Social Security at the CCNSCatherine M. Sheridan Senior Center to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the enactment of Social Security. Crowley highlighted the program’s successes, discussed efforts to protect the program and addressed questions from the center’s seniors.

Crowley, Aubry Donate Backpacks, School Supplies At Back To School Drive

(Queens, NY) On Wednesday, September 1, Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx) and Assemblyman Jeff Aubry (D-35) hosted a back to school drive at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities center in Corona.  Crowley and Aubry helped kick off the new school year by donating new backpacks and school supplies to students of all ages. 

Crowley Votes to Save American Jobs, Give Medicaid Lift

When the new school year starts next month, there will be far fewer teacher layoffs than previously expected, thanks to the $26 billion aid bill signed by President Barack Obama last week.

The massive measure will also provide Medicaid assistance to the states and reduce state budget shortfalls to continue healthcare coverage to vulnerable New Yorkers.

Congressman Joseph Crowley said that the “fiscally responsible” bill will be paid for by closing tax loopholes that reward corporations shipping jobs overseas. It also will reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $1.4 billion over 10 years, Crowley added.

Crowley’s Amendment Brings Vaughn College $18M Grant

An amendment by Congressmember Joseph Crowley to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill to fund a noise pollution abatement program around LaGuardia Airport culminated in an $18 million grant to the Port Authority (PA), which operates the airport in East Elmhurst. 

New York Times Editorial - Not Anyone's Daughter

Advocates have been fighting to end female genital mutilation across Africa and parts of the Middle East and Asia, marking progress one village at a time. The battleground extends to immigrant communities in the developed world, which still value this horrifying ritual.

Female genital mutilation has been banned in the United States since 1996. Representatives Joseph Crowley of New York and Mary Bono Mack of California are now sponsoring legislation that would make it a felony to take a girl out of the country to have the procedure, punishing violators with fines and a five-year prison term.


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