US Representative Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 113th Congress, the fifth-ranking position in House Democratic leadership. After the election, Rep. Crowley released the following statement:
“It is truly an honor to have received the support of my colleagues, and I look forward to serving them as the Vice Chair of our Caucus. A new Congress gives us a fresh chance to present our ideas for the nation, and I am eager to get to work alongside Leader Pelosi, Whip Hoyer, Assistant Leader Clyburn, and Caucus Chairman Becerra as we fight to advance an agenda focused on promoting economic growth, creating jobs, strengthening and expanding America’s middle class, and building a better, stronger country for all Americans.
“We all owe our thanks to Congressman John Larson for an outstanding job leading our Caucus. John’s dedication to our Caucus is unmatched, and he has worked tirelessly to make sure the Caucus is a place where all our members come together and work collaboratively. I know I will look to him for guidance and advice as I take on this new role, and I am incredibly grateful for his service and his friendship.”
Rep. Crowley was nominated to the position of Vice Chair by Reps. Charles E. Rangel (D-NY) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Representatives-Elect Grace Meng (D-NY) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX).