Joseph (Joe) Crowley (W-USH14)
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Capitol: 202.225.3965
FAX: 202.225.1909
District: 718.931.1400
District FAX: 718.931.1340
Representative
Room 1035 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3214

Residence: Elmhurst, NY
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Kasey Nilson   DOB: 3/16/1962
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Silk Road Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
Co-ChairCongressional Musicians Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Co-ChairAd Hoc Congressional Committee on Irish Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Business Owners Caucus
FC MemberMalaysia, Trade Security and Economic Cooperation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberFriends of Kazakhstan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight
FC MemberAlbanian Issues Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka
FC MemberAirport Noise Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Social Security
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Battlefield Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central and Eastern Europe
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
FC MemberGlobal AIDS Emergency Task Force
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Jordan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Croatian Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC Member21st Century Health Care Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
New York City / Queens

Bio

A native of Woodside, Queens and lifelong New Yorker, Joe has served the people of the Bronx and Queens in Congress since 1998. Before being elected to Congress, Joe received a bachelor's degree from Queens College, helped operate a family-owned business, and represented the 30th Assembly District in the New York State legislature. Throughout his career in public service, Joe has been driven by a desire to protect New York's middle class.

As Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in House Democratic Leadership, Joe's efforts in Congress are focused on building strong communities, creating jobs, increasing access to health care and housing, protecting seniors' hard-earned benefits, and opening up educational opportunities for working families. His seat on the prestigious Committee on Ways and Means allows Joe to work directly on issues of importance to the residents of the 14th District - keeping Medicare and Social Security strong, improving health care for all Americans and creating a fair and equitable tax code for American families and small businesses.

Joe is dedicated to making the Bronx-Queens community more prosperous and secure. He established the Crime Stoppers program in 2002 to support local organizations that are working to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and it has delivered more than $1 million in federal funding to the Bronx-Queens community for graffiti clean-up, after-school programming, and civic patrol efforts. He is focused on further strengthening and expanding urban hospitals and specialty health centers, such as the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Westchester Square. These are not only world-class medical facilities, but large and reputable employers in the area. Joe is also firmly committed to preparing all young Americans for work in the 21st century by advocating for public education, championing increased federal support for Head Start and other pre-kindergarten programs and fighting to maintain critical financial aid, such as Pell Grants, so more students can afford a college education.

The 14th Congressional District is one of the most diverse areas in the country. Through his work with a range of local organizations, Joe has enriched his understanding of international affairs and become a leading voice in efforts to promote democracy and human rights around the world. He successfully introduced and passed legislation to honor Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi with the Congressional Gold Medal for her tireless efforts to bring peace and democracy to Burma. He has also fought for women's rights both in the U.S. and overseas by introducing and spearheading the passage of the Girls Protection Act, legislation that prohibits the transport of minors abroad for the purpose of female genital mutilation.

Like most New Yorkers, Joe's life was profoundly changed on September 11, 2001. Tragically, his cousin, Fire Department Battalion Chief John Moran, was among the brave first responders who died that day in World Trade Center Tower 2. To make sure we never forget the sacrifices made that day, Joe spearheaded an initiative to honor the first responders who lost their lives trying to help their fellow New Yorkers with a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. And, to ensure that New York and the nation are better prepared for future threats, Joe led efforts to create the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) which targets homeland security funding to at-risk urban centers, such as New York City. To date, New York City has received over $950 million in funding to make our airports, train stations and ports safer and more secure. Joe was also instrumental in passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to provide 9/11 first responders and workers with health monitoring and care.

Both local and national media have recognized Joe for his effective and impressive record of leadership in Congress. In 2010, National Journal magazine named Joe "a rising star" in the Democratic Caucus and The New York Times has noted that his peers consider him to be a "hard working representative" who is "an impassioned advocate for his district." Joe has been married to his wife, Kasey Crowley, for over a decade and they have three young children.








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