Representative Joe Crowley's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 14, Democratic
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Joe Crowley has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

What is the Political Courage Test?

This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/4295/joe-crowley (votesmart.org)
  • "Crowley Supports a Woman's Right to Choose" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582727/issue-position-women#.V0cwQHUrIfJ (votesmart.org)
  • "This bill violates a woman's right to privacy, puts women's access to safe medical care at risk, and seeks to dismantle a fundamental right of women." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/698938/capac-members-denounce-attack-on-reproductive-rights#.V0cvx3UrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "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" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/733462/ways-and-means-democrats-introduce-senate-passed-tax-cut-bill/?search=fair%20share#.V0cwo3UrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • "[...] Joe understands that our economic vitality depends, in part, upon local, state and federal governments investing capital in community initiatives, American small businesses and infrastructure -- roads, bridges and airways." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1007627/issue-position-economy-and-jobs/?search=bridges#.V0czdXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Spearheading the effort to redevelop Willets Point, Queens. This initiative will create jobs, a stronger tax-base, and improve the quality-of-life for the people of Northwestern Queens." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/571726/issue-position-economy/?search=stimulus#.V0cxznUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "From his seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Joe has worked to protect Social Security and Medicare, make health insurance more affordable and reduce taxes for middle class Americans and small businesses." http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)

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  • "Joe’s legislative agenda puts children first. He has spearheaded a range of measures to ensure federal education funds are distributed equitably" http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)

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  • Voted against H.R. 3 "Northern Route Approval Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44082#.VAomPaCW1Kg (votesmart.org)

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  • "Supports investments in renewable energy sources, such as ethanol, wind, and solar power." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582693/issue-position-energy/?search=solar#.V0cz0HUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "Cosponsored the Safe Climate Act, aproposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting yearly targets through 2050." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582694/issue-position-environment/?search=greenhouse#.V0c0E3UrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • Rated 0% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/4295/joe-crowley/37#.V0c1sXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Obama for putting forward a comprehensive and responsible approach to alleviating gun violence. The focus of these initiatives is on ensuring the safety of Americans, and that's where our focus should be." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/760388/crowley-statement-on-president-obamas-plan-to-address-gun-violence#.V0c0znUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "In November 2010, Joe spearheaded the call for Republicans who support repealing the Affordable Care Act to give up their own tax-payer subsidized health care by declining enrollment in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program." http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)
  • "Through legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Crowley has supported efforts to expand coverage, reduce costs and put health care in the hands of patients and not health insurance companies." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1007669/issue-position-health-care/?search=care%20act#.V0c17XUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "Lead sponsor of the DREAM Act, which will give thousands of deserving immigrant youth access to a college education and a path to earned citizenship." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/582707/issue-position-immigration/?search=dream#.V0c2aXUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "House and Senate Democrats recently filed our own brief in support of the President's actions to help keep families together. While Republicans stand with Donald Trump, Democrats will continue to champion the comprehensive immigration reform our nation needs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1055476/vice-chair-crowley-statement-on-republicans-anti-immigrant-resolution#.V0c2I3UrIfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "In its decision the Supreme Court affirmed what a majority of Americans believe, that marriage between two loving individuals, regardless of their sex, deserves full protection under the law as afforded under the 14th Amendment. History will remember this day as a watershed moment […]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/987151/vice-chair-crowley-on-supreme-court-decision-affirming-marriage-equality/?search=marriage#.V0c2sXUrIfI (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • "From his seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Joe has worked to protect Social Security and Medicare, make health insurance more affordable and reduce taxes for middle class Americans and small businesses." http://www.crowleyforcongress.com/aboutjoe (www.crowleyforcongress.com)

Key

Candidate Answer Official Position

Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer Inferred Position

Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer Unknown Position

Candidate refused to address this issue.

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