Joe Crowley was first elected to Congress in 1998 to represent New York’s 7th District. After redistricting following the 2010 census, in 2012 he was elected as the representative of New York’s 14th District.
He also served as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, & Former Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In Congress, Crowley supported progressive policy goals such as a universal Medicare bill and a $15-per-hour minimum wage. He has served as a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee and became Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus in 2017, making him the fourth highest leader among House Democrats.
Throughout his political career, Crowley has been dedicated to making the Bronx-Queens community more prosperous and secure. In 2002, he established the Crime Stoppers program to support local organizations that were working to reduce crime and improve the quality of life within his district. The program 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.
A staunch advocate in improving economic opportunity by increasing access to public education, Crowley has championed policies such as increasing federal support for Head Start and other pre-kindergarten programs as well as maintaining critical financial aid programs (including Pell Grants) to ensure that more students can afford a college education.