Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement following President Obama's appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice to the position of National Security Advisor:
"There are very few people in this world with more skill, experience, and commitment than Ambassador Susan Rice. Between her extensive work in academia and her time in public service, Ambassador Rice's experience and expertise are virtually unmatched. Ambassador Rice has excelled during her time at the United Nations. She has made human rights and women's rights a top priority, and she has helped to strengthen our relationships around the globe. I've had the pleasure of working with Ambassador Rice, and I look forward to continuing our work together in her new capacity as National Security Advisor. There is no question we have serious issues to confront around the world and Susan Rice is the kind of experienced leader we need right now."
Congressman Crowley is the eight-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.