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Crowley Plays Guitar, Sings for Charity

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.

Click Flick: Politicians Cook for a Cause

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.

Bronx Rep Takes Over Mission to Rename Hornell Post Office

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.

His Big Hero's Welcome

n w york post

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

Less Than Half of Queens Census Forms Have Been Mailed In; City Needs Federal Funds for Services

NY Daily News

BY Lisa Colangelo

Fewer than half of the people who live in Queens have returned their census forms and time is running out.

Crowley, Maloney Praise Jobs Bill Passed by House

Queens Gazette

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.

New Democrats Take Center Stage

Roll Call

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.

National Review Gives Queens Pols Gold Stars for Green Voting

NY Daily News

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.

Five House Democrats Ready To Step Up

National Journal

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.

Wrangling Begins for DCCC Leadership

Politico

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.

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