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Joe Crowley's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 14, Democratic
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Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "Criminal justice reform is a fight for civil rights and liberties. I'm discussing how we must close #Rikers Island and provide mental health services to individuals in prisons and jails. If you have questions on the #ABetterDeal, we'll answer on air. https://www.facebook.com/repjoecrowley/videos/1792458714132307/ …"
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "My Better Deal for Queens and the Bronx is a promise that I'll fight for higher wages and a more just criminal justice system. Watch Live as we unveil these proposals @VaughnCollege: https://www.facebook.com/repjoecrowley/videos/1792328134145365/ …"
Jan. 12, 2018 Tweet - "I applaud @NYGovCuomo for rescinding this deeply flawed policy. As I noted in my letter to Acting Commissioner Annucci, literature and educational books play a crucial role in prisoner rehabilitation. https://crowley.house.gov/sites/crowley.house.gov/files/Letter%20to%20DOC%20Commissioner%20re%20book%20prohibitions%2C%201.10.18.pdf …"
Jan. 12, 2018 Tweet - "This unjust and heartbreaking case is exactly why it's time to abolish cash bail for minor crimes. I stand behind @NYGovCuomo's plan to do so in #NewYork."
Jan. 10, 2018 Letter to Anthony Annucci, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Cynthia Brann, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections - Chairman Crowley Calls on New York Department of Corrections to Revise Restrictions on Books
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands need our strong support to rebuild and recover - we owe them nothing less. Thank you @SEIU for your leadership!"
Jan. 6, 2018 Tweet - "It's been more than 3 months since #HurricaneMaria hit Puerto Rico and millions still don't have power or access to clean water. This is unacceptable. We must continue to support our fellow Americans to ensure that the island rebuilds and recovers."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "The war on drugs was a costly failure that targeted communities of color and worsened mass incarceration. Attorney General Sessions has no business resurrecting the discriminatory policies of yesteryear."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "The war on drugs was a costly failure that targeted communities of color and worsened mass incarceration. Attorney General Sessions has no business resurrecting the discriminatory policies of yesteryear."
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "Cash bail discriminates against those with few resources--it's past time we've eliminated it for those facing minor charges."
Jan. 2, 2018 Tweet - "This is an important first step toward closing #RikersIsland. We must work swiftly to move inmates and corrections officers out of this violent facility."
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "I cannot in good conscience vote in favor of a disaster bill that doesn't treat all Americans equally. The GOP bill leaves some of the hardest hit and most vulnerable Americans in #PuertoRico and #USVI without the help they need."
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "I could not in good conscience vote for a disaster relief bill that doesn't treat all Americans equally. The Republican bill would cripple #PuertoRico and the #USVI as they're trying to rebuild their communities. My full statement → http://bit.ly/2p6LNqK "
Dec. 21, 2017 Chairman Crowley Statement on Supplemental Funding for Disaster Areas
Dec. 21, 2017 Chairman Crowley Statement on Decision to Sanction Military Official in Burma
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "The cruelty of the #GOPTaxScam is unbelievable. Power won't be restored in #PuertoRico until May, and now the GOP tax bill will deliver a "crippling blow" to the island's economy."
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tilerson, Secretary of State - Freedom of Press Caucus Urges Secretary Tillerson to Pressure Burma to Release Two Reuters Journalists
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "The unfortunate reality is the president lacks a true national security vision for this country. There are numerous missed opportunities in the #NationalSecurityStrategy -- most glaringly the failure to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election."
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "The losses in #PuertoRico are clearly much more extensive than the official death toll indicates. This decision is critical for so many families who lost loved ones after Hurricane Maria."
Dec. 18, 2017 Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump's National Security Plan
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and John Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security - Grijalva and Chu Call for Investigation on Sexual Assaults in ICE Facilities
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "The losses in #PuertoRico are clearly much more extensive than the official death toll indicates. This decision is critical for so many families who lost loved ones after Hurricane Maria."
Dec. 15, 2017 Tweet - "The cycle of violence at #RikersIsland must end. We need to hasten efforts to close this dangerous facility and transition to more modern and humane facilities."
Dec. 14, 2017 "Crowley Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of Sandy Hook"
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "The #SandyHook shooting was one of the darkest, most difficult days we've seen as a nation. We must #HonorWithAction those we lost by enacting true and meaningful gun safety legislation to #EndGunViolence. My full statement →"
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "There is a crisis happening in Burma. 6,700 dead in ONE month. I've called for new sanctions against those perpetrating this ethnic cleansing."
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - ".@RepSpeier and I are asking @OfficeGovEthics to investigate the 19 allegations of sexual harassment against President Trump. Americans expect their public officials to set the highest standard for professional behavior."
Dec. 13, 2017 Chairman Crowley, Rep. Speier Call for Investigation of Sexual Misconduct, Harassment by President Trump
Dec. 11, 2017 Tweet - "Thank you to the brave men and women of NYPD for keeping our city safe. My thoughts and prayers are with the individuals injured this morning.Rep. Joe Crowley added,"
Dec. 11, 2017 Tweet - "#PuertoRico is in crisis. Proud to join with New York leaders to call for a $94.4 billion federal aid package to rebuild Puerto Rico. We owe our fellow Americans there and in the #USVI nothing less than every opportunity to create a more resilient economy, community, and home."
Dec. 10, 2017 Tweet - "26 dead in Sutherland Springs 58 dead in Las Vegas 49 dead in Orlando 26 dead in Newtown. Enough is enough. I voted against the House Republican Concealed Carry Rejciprocity Act because Americans want commonsense gun safety laws enacted - not @NRA giveaways."
Dec. 9, 2017 Rep. Maloney, NY House Members, Law Enforcement, & Gun Safety Advocates Slam House Passage Of Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
Dec. 9, 2017 Tweet - "Proud to stand with @RepMaloney @RepYvetteClarke @MomsDemand and other activists to strongly and loudly say we must #StopCCRA. Congress has a responsibility to pass commonsense gun violence prevention laws - not bills practically written by the @NRA"
Dec. 7, 2017 Tweet - "It is outrageous we treat #PuertoRico as if the Americans there are second-class citizens. They are Americans like you and me, and need our help to rebuild their economy. The #GOPTaxScam is disgusting https://www.facebook.com/HouseDemocrats/videos/10155817929013548/ …"
Dec. 7, 2017 Tweet - "The #GOPTaxScam would severely hurt our fellow Americans in #PuertoRico as they rebuild and recover. Proud to join @NydiaVelazquez @RepJoseSerrano to demand better for the island. https://www.facebook.com/HouseDemocrats/videos/10155817929013548/ …"
Dec. 6, 2017 Chairman Crowley on Passage of Republican Bill to Force a National Concealed Carry Law on Americans
Dec. 6, 2017 Chairman Crowley Applauds Passage of House Resolution Calling for New Sanctions on Burma
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "A bill practically written by the NRA is on the House Floor today. It would override gun safety laws in states like New York and make it harder for law enforcement to keep us safe. You can be sure I'll be voting NO."
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "Americans want to feel safe in their homes, churches, and communities, and the #ConcealedCarryReciprocityAct -- just passed by the House -- takes away that right. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Vd #StopCCR #HR38"
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "ICYMI: I spoke last night about the unthinkable atrocities being committed against the #Rohingya people. I'm proud to lead a bipartisan effort in the House to ensure that the United States is taking action to stop ethnic cleansing in #Burma."
Dec. 5, 2017 Tweet - "Every major law enforcement organization on record opposes #HR38. We should not be making it more difficult for law enforcement officers to effectively enforce community gun laws. #OpposeCCR"
Dec. 5, 2017 Tweet - "The #Rohingya people are victims of unthinkable atrocities. I'm proud to lead a bipartisan effort in the House to ensure that the United States is taking action to stop ethnic cleansing in #Burma."
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "Instead of prioritizing hurricane recovery efforts, Republicans are rushing to pass the #GOPTaxScam that will further devastate #PuertoRico's economy."
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "An attack against a restrained inmate is unconscionable. This once again proves the disturbingly violent atmosphere at #RikersIsland. We must close it down."
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Chairman Crowley, House Democrats Urge Republicans to Hold Hearings on the Rise of Hate Crimes
Nov. 30, 2017 Tweet - ".@FBI reports that hate crimes have increased notably over the past year. 69 @HouseDemocrats are calling for @HouseJudiciary to hold hearings to investigate this issue."
Nov. 29, 2017 Tweet - "#RikersIsland is a dangerous facility for inmates and corrections officers. We need to hasten efforts to close the prison complex and transition to more modern and humane facilities."
Nov. 29, 2017 Tweet - "America has heartbreakingly suffered 397 mass shootings just this year. But today, Republicans shamefully endorsed a bill that will undermine state laws and allow violent predators to secretly carry powerful firearms. Full statement →"
Nov. 29, 2017 Tweet - "America has heartbreakingly suffered 397 mass shootings just this year. But today, Republicans shamefully endorsed a bill that will undermine state laws and allow violent predators to secretly carry powerful firearms. Full statement →"
Nov. 29, 2017 Chairman Crowley on the Republican Attempt to Force a National Concealed Carry Law on Americans
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