Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) rocked the St. Regis Hotel Wednesday night, strumming his guitar to support the Washington Ireland Program’s “An Evening with Celtic Chefs.”
Crowley led a distinguished group of Irish Americans in a few rounds of traditional Irish folk tunes.
What do you get when you put a bunch of lawmakers in a room and ask them to serve food for a good cause?
A bunch of good moods and even — gasp — bipartisanship.
By Justin Head
A downstate congressman has taken over a project close to the heart of Hornell.
Congressman Joseph Crowley, D-7, of the Bronx recently agreed to sponsor federal legislation to have the Hornell Post Office named after fallen U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Zachary Smith.
BY John Doyle
The Trinidadian-born basketball player who helped stop shoe bomber Richard Reid from blowing up an American Airlines flight was finally sworn in as a US citizen after years of struggling to get proper paperwork
BY Lisa Colangelo
Fewer than half of the people who live in Queens have returned their census forms and time is running out.
By John Toscano
Still on a roll following passage of the landmark healthcare reform bill, the House last week passed a bill that would create jobs by encouraging investment in small businesses and by helping to finance infrastructure improvements throughout the country.
Congressmembers Joseph Crowley and Carolyn Maloney were enthusiastic supporters of the legislation and predicted it would help stimulate jobs and work toward getting the economy back on track.
By Emily Cadei
The business-friendly New Democrat Coalition doesn’t have the same public profile as the smaller and more cohesive Blue Dogs, who have become a symbol of House Democrats’ challenges in maintaining unity in their fractious Caucus, not to mention holding their 75-seat edge in the chamber.
But in many ways, it is the members of the New Democrat Coalition — home to a large number of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “Majority Makers” who won pivotal suburban swing districts in 2006 and 2008 — who are truly on the front lines of Democrats’ fight to pass their ambitious legislative agenda and maintain their majority.
BY Leigh Remizowski
Queens legislators passed this green test with flying colors.
All nine lawmakers who represent the borough in Congress received stellar marks in a review of their voting records on environmental and energy legislation.
By Richard E. Cohen
A new generation of savvy House Democrats has emerged to take on key political and policy assignments for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Five of the most visible rising stars are Chris Van Hollen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joseph Crowley, Xavier Becerra, and Diana DeGette.
By JAKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) are raising tons of money, dishing the cash to key House colleagues and cementing their place in Nancy Pelosi’s inner circle.
Their maneuvering within the Democratic Caucus tells the story of their ambition — all three want to lead the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2012 election, and whomever Pelosi picks could have an inside track to a major leadership job in the future.