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Joseph Crowley
Joseph Crowley.jpeg
U.S. House, New York, District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCarolyn B. Maloney (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$22.55 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,318,884
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 7
January 3, 1999-January 3, 2013
New York State Assembly
1987-1999
Education
Bachelor'sQueens College, City University of New York
Personal
BirthdayMarch 16, 1962
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionPolitician
Net worth$176,509
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Joseph Crowley (b. March 16, 1962, in New York, New York) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 14th Congressional District. Crowley was first elected to the House in 1998 and is currently serving his 8th consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012, Crowley had previously served the 7th District.

Crowley is running for re-election in New York's 14th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career, Crowley served as a member of the New York State Assembly.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Crowley is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Crowley was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York in 1985.[1]

Career

Soon after earning his degree, Crowley was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1986, where he served until 1999.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Crowley serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Crowley served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Crowley's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Crowley voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Crowley voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Crowley voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Crowley voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Crowley voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[10] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[11]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[12] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[13] Crowley voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[15] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Crowley voted for HR 2775.[16]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Crowley voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[17] The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Crowley has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[19]

Social issues

SNAP challenge
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Crowley, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[20]

The SNAP Challenge encouraged participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, participants committed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[21]

Abortion

Voted "No" Crowley voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[22]

Fast food worker strikes

In December 2013, Crowley tweeted his support for raising minimum wage for fast food workers. He tweeted, "Proud to join my Dem colleagues in calling on fast-food CEOs to raise workers’ wages."[23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Crowley voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Controversy

Arrest during immigration protest

See also: Gang of Eight

On October 8, 2013, eight Democratic members of Congress were arrested while attending a protest calling for comprehensive immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol.[25]

The eight included Crowley, John Lewis, Luis Gutierrez, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Jan Schakowsky and Al Green.[25] The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol.[25] Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Crowley is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Crowley won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly redrawn 14th District. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated William Gibbons Jr. (R) and Anthony Gronowicz (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[26] [27]

U.S. House, New York District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Crowley Incumbent 70.6% 120,761
     Republican William Gibbons Jr. 12.7% 21,755
     Green Anthony Gronowicz 1.5% 2,570
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 15.2% 25,909
Total Votes 170,995
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crowley is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Crowley raised a total of $11,318,884 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[35]

Joseph Crowley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $2,577,592
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $2,022,922
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $2,058,150
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $1,738,323
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $1,273,991
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $869,579
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $778,327
Grand Total Raised $11,318,884

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Crowley’s reports.[36]

Joseph Crowley (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2013$788,652.14$416,190.51$(308,280.54)$896,562.01
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$896,562.01$338,951.31$(351,649.81)$883,863.51
October Quarterly[39]October 14, 2013$883,863.51$425,567.14$(298,997.94)$1,010,432.71
Year-End Quarterly[40]December 31, 2013$1,010,432$337,322$(327,222)$1,121,559
April Quarterly[41]April 14, 2014$1,121,559.78$439,521.25$(215,268.20)$1,345,812.83
Running totals
$1,957,552.21$(1,501,418.49)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Crowley's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Crowley won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Crowley's campaign committee raised a total of $2,577,592 and spent $2,722,991.[42]

Cost per vote

Crowley spent $22.55 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Crowley's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Crowley was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a seventh term. His campaign committee raised a total of $2,022,922 and spent $2,100,428.[43]
U.S. House, New York District 7, 2010 - Joseph Crowley Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,022,922
Total Spent $2,100,428
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $8,029
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $8,029
Top contributors to Joseph Crowley's campaign committee
Skadden, Arps et al$29,600
Guardian Life Insurance$20,900
US Oncology$20,000
Citigroup Inc$19,400
Montefiore Medical Center$17,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$197,500
Securities & Investment$188,241
Real Estate$118,984
Lawyers/Law Firms$112,050
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$93,545

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Crowley is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 20, 2013.[44]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[45]

Crowley most often votes with:

Crowley least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Crowley missed 315 of 9,884 roll call votes from Jan 1999 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[46]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Crowley paid his congressional staff a total of $1,046,764 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[47]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Crowley's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $33,019 to $320,000. That averages to $176,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 16.35% from 2010.[48]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Crowley's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $32,019 to $389,999. Averaging to a net worth of $211,009 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[49]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Crowley tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 55th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[50]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Crowley tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 71st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[51]

Voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Joseph Crowley has voted with the Democratic Party 93% of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June, 2013.

Personal

Joe has been married to his wife, Kasey Crowley, for over a decade and they have three young children.[52]

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CROWLEY, Joseph, (1962 - )"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CROWLEY, Joseph, (1962 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Joseph Crowley, Proudly Serving the 7th District of New York "Committees and Caucuses"
  5. Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman Dave Camp "Committee Members"
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Crowley's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 8, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Vote Smart, "Crowley on agriculture", accessed October 8, 2013
  11. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Crowley's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 8, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Crowley's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 8, 2013
  20. U.S. House.gov, "Full Member List of Congressional Snap Challenge," accessed September 25, 2013
  21. Feeding America, "Taking the SNAP Challenge," accessed September 25, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "Crowley on abortion," accessed October 8, 2013
  23. Politico, "Pols back #FastFoodStrikes", accessed December 6, 2013
  24. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 NBC News, "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013
  26. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  27. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Joseph Crowley" March 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Crowley Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Crowley April Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Crowley July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Crowley October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Crowley Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Crowley April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  42. Open Secrets "Joseph Crowley 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  43. Open Secrets "Joseph Crowley 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 10, 2011
  44. Gov Track "Crowley" Accessed June 20, 2013
  45. OpenCongress, "Joseph Crowley," Accessed August 6, 2013
  46. GovTrack, "Joseph Crowley" Accessed April 2013
  47. LegiStorm, "Joseph Crowley," Accessed October 2, 2012
  48. OpenSecrets.org "Joseph Crowley (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  49. OpenSecrets.org, "Joseph Crowley (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  50. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  51. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  52. Congressman Joseph Crowley, Proudly Serving the 7th District of New York "Full Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Carolyn B. Maloney
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 14
2013-Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Thomas Manton
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 7
1999-2013
Succeeded by
Nydia Velazquez
Preceded by
Ralph Goldstein
New York State Assembly - District 30
1987-1999
Succeeded by
Margaret Markey