Joe Crowley Biography
Joe Crowley is an American politician born on 16th March 1962 in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. He first serves as a U.S. Representative from New York State from 1999 to 2019. He was Chair of the House Democratic Caucus from 2017 to 2019. He has also been a chair of the Queens County Democratic Party since 2006, from succeeding Thomas J. Manton.
Joe Crowley Age
Joe Crowley Net worth
Joe Crowley has an estimated net worth of $250 million.
Joe Crowley Family
Joe Crowley was born to Joseph F. Crowley who was an Irish American and Eileen Crowley who emigrated from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His father served in the United States Army during the Korean War, he later became a lawyer and a Police Department detective in New York. He is the cousin of former New York City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.
Joe Crowley Wife
Joe Crowley married Kasey Crowley who is a nurse, and they were blessed with three children.
Joe Crowley Children
Joe Crowley has three children Cullen Crowley, Kenzie Crowley and Liam Crowley.
Joe Crowley Education
Joe Crowley attended a Roman Catholic School in 1981. He went on and graduated from Queens College in 1985 with a degree in political science and communications.
Joe Crowley Campaign
Joe Crowley was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998. The seat was considered open after incumbent Thomas J. Manton retired.He was again re-elected in the next nine elections. He did not face any primary challengers in the 2006 to 2016 election. In the June 26, 2018, Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, Crowley was defeated by challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who received 57% of the vote. He remained still on the general election ballot under the Working Families Party line. Ocasio-Cortez called on Crowley to take his name off the ballot, but he responded that he could not unless he moved, died, was convicted of a felony, or filed to run for another office in November as a paper candidate (which he claimed would be a form of electoral fraud).
Joe Crowley U.S House of Representatives
Joe Crowley represented the 7th District after Democratic Congressman Thomas J. Manton retired from the Congress in 1999, having already filed for and circulated petitions for reelection. After 2013, Crowley represented New York’s 14th congressional district, which includes the eastern Bronx and part of north-central Queens. The Queens portion includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Astoria, College Point, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona and Woodside.
The Bronx portion of the district includes the neighborhoods of Morris Park, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, and Throgs Neck as well as City Island. On June 26, 2018, Crowley was defeated in the Democratic primary by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley’s cousin, New York City firefighter John Moran, was killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Crowley authored a bill that provided the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor to all emergency workers who died as a result of the terrorist acts. He also created the Urban Area Security Initiative, which directs money to prevent terrorism toward regions that are seen as the most threatened.
Joe Crowley Caucus Memberships
- Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, Co-Chair
- Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, Co-Chair
- Congressional Musicians Caucus, Founder and Chair
- Bangladesh Caucus, Founder and Chair
- Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, former co-chair
- Animal Protection Caucus
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus
- Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
- Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
- National Service Caucus
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Joe Crowley Policy positions
Joe Crowley has received consistently ratings of 100% from NARAL and 0% to the In 2011, he opposed a bill that would have banned taxpayer funding for abortions, and in the 2010 election he was endorsed by Planned Parenthood. In 2018, Crowley received a voting record of 100% from Planned Parenthood. Since 2007, he has received a rating of 100% from the American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, and the National Breast Cancer Coalition. He fought against the female practise in Genital Mutilation (FGM) both abroad and in the United States. In 2010, he introduced the Girls Protection Act of 2010, which would criminalize the transport of a girl under the age of 18 years old to undergo FGM.
He was a supporter of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known as “Obamacare” or “ACA”). On March 22, 2010, he said, “I… support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a historic measure that will put families first when it comes to accessing health care coverage.” He opposed repealing the act and voted against a repeal on January 19, 2011. Also in 2011, he held an event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the bill’s passage. In 2015, he proposed a bill with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee encouraging the collection of data on the prevalence of FGM and create a plan to better prevent the practice, which is illegal in the United States. In 2017 he signed on to H.R. 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act in the House of Representatives. This bill was introduced by former Michigan Congressman John Conyers in January 2017.
He holds on the views of Economy and budget by creating opportunities for small businesses, and providing equitable working conditions for all Americans can and should be part of our national economic policy. “He supported federal spending as a way to increase economic growth. In 2008, he endorsed the Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments, which established the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and allowed the Secretary of the Treasury to buy assets from troubled financial institutions. He advocated the tax increase and reduced defense spending When serving on the Ways and Means Committee he stated, “I really don’t see how it’s justifiable or sensible to give a tax cut to the wealthiest among us, but at the same time increase taxes on U.S. soldiers.” He also applauded the 2009 Budget for ending the Alternative Minimum Tax, and ensuring tax cuts for 23 million middle class Americans. In 2011, he opposed a bill that appropriated funds to the defense budget. On 2017 he oppossed the tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, saying its only goal was to give more tax cuts to America’s top 1% than the working class. In December 2017, Crowley said in a floor speech, “It’s a scam and the American people know it. Is this a bill that helps people who are living.
Joe Crowley Congress
It was less than three weeks until Primary Day and, on first blush, the poll that Representative Joseph Crowley had been shown by his team of advisers was encouraging: He led his upstart rival, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by 36 percentage points. It was the last poll Mr. Crowley’s campaign would conduct. Despite his many reputed strengths — his financial might as one of the top fund-raisers in Congress, his supposed stranglehold on Queens politics as the party boss, his seeming deep roots in an area he had represented for decades — Mr. Crowley was unable to prevent his stunning and thorough defeat on Tuesday night. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez bested Mr. Crowley by 15 percentage points, delivering a victory expected to make her, at 28, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. If it takes a perfect storm to dislodge a congressional leader, then Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and her crusading campaign about class, race, gender, age, absenteeism and ideology proved to be just that. She and her supporters swept up Mr. Crowley in a redrawn and diversifying 14th Congressional District where the incumbent, despite two decades in Congress, had never run in a competitive primary.
She flipped the levers of power he was supposed to have — his status as a local party boss and his money — against him, using that as ammunition in an insurgent bid that cut down a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi and the No. 4 Democrat in the House. No single factor led to Mr. Crowley’s defeat, more than a half-dozen officials inside and close to his campaign said in interviews, most on the condition of anonymity. It was demographics and generational change, insider versus outsider, traditional tactics versus modern-age digital organizing. It was the cumulative weight of them all. The multiple and overlapping layers of the biggest victory yet by the emboldened left of the Democratic Party — Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a socialist — has complicated the calculation for party leaders scrambling to answer what, or who, comes next. Ms. Pelosi downplayed its significance on Capitol Hill on Wednesday; others signaled the alarm for change. “It’s a wake-up for everybody,” said Michael Blake, a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a New York assemblyman who represents a nearby district in the Bronx. Mr. Blake said Mr. Crowley, 56, ran into a charismatic younger challenger whose politics and profile — a woman with Puerto Rican roots — matched a diverse Queens and Bronx district, where 49 percent of residents are Hispanic and fewer than one in five are white.
“A lot of people of color were excited about a young woman of color,” Mr. Blake said. “People say demographics are destiny and you can’t ignore that reality when looking at the numbers there.” But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, in an interview on Wednesday, dismissed race as a driving factor in her win, though she had regularly highlighted her heritage on the campaign trail. “It would be a huge mistake to just say that this election happened because X demographics live here. That is to absolutely miss the entire point of what we just accomplished,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. A former organizer for Bernie Sanders, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won across the district, carrying Mr. Crowley’s home borough of Queens by a larger margin than she won the Bronx. “She won virtually everywhere,” said Steven Romalewski, a researcher at the Center for Urban Research at the City University of New York Graduate Center, who mapped the results. She drew support for her progressive platform that included abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Medicare for all and a federal jobs guarantee. Mr. Sanders had carried more than 41 percent of the vote in the district in the 2016 presidential primary. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I’m ‘Unapologetic About What I Believe’. The Bronx native spoke about her campaign’s mission a day after she shook up the Democratic Party with her defeat of Representative Joseph Crowley. Credit Credit Annie Tritt for The New York Times. “Her strongest support came from areas that were not predominantly Hispanic,” Mr. Romalewski said, citing Astoria, where white residents comprise nearly half the population.
To prepare for the race, Mr. Crowley’s campaign commissioned its first poll early in 2018; the results showed him far ahead. But the poll also had some worrisome numbers: He was remarkably little known back home, despite his many years in office, and his favorability rating was also low, according to people familiar with the findings. Mr. Crowley’s family lives in the Washington area — a fact Ms. Ocasio-Cortez used as a cudgel. And the district itself had been redrawn following the 2010 census. This year was Mr. Crowley’s first primary since then. By early June, the Crowley campaign was already on high alert. He had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on mailers and voter outreach, but Mr. Crowley remained mired in the low 50s in the head-to-head matchup — a danger zone for any incumbent. His bank account showed $1 million for the race’s final sprint. But Federal Election Commission records reveal that nearly two-thirds of those funds were earmarked for the general election. He couldn’t spend it on the primary. In a pre-election interview, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said Mr. Crowley’s blitz of activity and mail — one official involved in his campaign said some voters received more than a dozen pieces of literature — had redounded to her benefit.“It’s funny,” she said. “A lot of people find our campaign because he comes out for the first time and they’re like ‘Who’s this? And who’s running against him?’” At the end of May, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez released a two-minute biographical video that went viral, the latest instance of this “girl from the Bronx,” as she called herself, catching fire on social media. Her video, and a competing three-minute clip that Mr. Crowley released days before the election, told the story of the race. Mr. Crowley fawned over his district’s diversity and pitched himself as an ally.
“The one thing about my life experience,” he said in the opening, “is the ability to put myself in other people’s shoes.” She pitched herself as a member of the community itself. His video had fewer than 90,000 views on Twitter by Primary Day. Hers had more than 500,000. There were some frustrations with Mr. Crowley and the Queens machine’s approach against Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s more nimble social media presence. “We had people running this like a 1998 City Council race and not a 2018 congressional primary,” said one person involved in Mr. Crowley’s campaign, granted anonymity to speak about its shortcomings. By Tuesday, some members of Mr. Crowley’s team could feel the movement even before the polls closed. They saw heavier turnout in some more gentrified pockets of the district — Sanders-type strongholds. Her social media presence was swamping them. Daniel Dromm, a Democratic city councilman who represents part of the congressional district, said he warned the Queens County Democratic leaders, including Mr. Crowley himself, that the district was shifting beneath them, ideologically and racially. “They didn’t want to hear this,” Mr. Dromm recalled the response. Still, few expected Mr. Crowley would be felled, as his family and staff filed into his headquarters on Tuesday evening. Two officials in the Crowley camp said turnout had been only slightly higher than expected. Either she had turned out different voters, or they voted the other way. It was too early to tell. The result was the same. People were crying. Mr. Crowley was consoling them. “I’m sorry,” he apologized to some.
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Joe Crowley Quotes
- Some of the FDA’s own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA’s actions.
- We are not a monolithic group of individuals, not every single person believes the exact same thing.
- The role at the DCCC as well as the role of chief deputy whip – I wouldn’t be where I am in those spots if it were not for the speaker’s approval.
- I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to stand up for those citizens of the world who cannot stand up for themselves, and I am proud to have authored the bill signed into law today that continues to put significant pressure on the brutal Burmese military junta.
- The American people and American businesses are looking to the federal government to lead our nation on the path to economic recovery. It is time to stop splitting hairs. It is time to act.