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Joseph Crowley (born March 16, 1962) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of New Yorkmarker, currently representing New York's 7th congressional district (see map) in the United States House of Representatives. He is chair of the New Democrat Coalition, a moderate, pro-business group.

The district encompasses portions of Queensmarker and the Bronxmarker. It includes neighborhoods such as Woodsidemarker, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurstmarker and College Pointmarker in Queensmarker as well as the neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Co-op Citymarker, Parkchestermarker, Throggs Neckmarker, Morris Parkmarker, Pelham Parkwaymarker, Pelham Baymarker, Country Club, and City Island in the eastern Bronxmarker.

Crowley was born in New York Citymarker, the son of an Irish-American father and an immigrant Catholic mother from County Armagh, Northern Irelandmarker. A paternal uncle was also a politician. Joseph Crowley attended private New York City Roman Catholic schools, including Power Memorial Academy, and graduated from Queens College with a degree in political science. He worked briefly as a legislative aide. Crowley and his wife, Kasey, have three children.

In 1986, aged 24, he was elected to the New York State Assembly. Crowley was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998. Since being elected to Congress, he has yet to face a serious challenge for his seat.

A cousin of the congressman, (New York City firefighter John Moran), was killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Crowley authored a bill that provided medals of valor to all emergency works who died as a result of the terrorist acts. He also created the Urban Area Security Initiative, which directs money to prevent terrorism toward regions that are seen as the most threatened.

Crowley serves as a Chief Deputy Whip in the House and is the fifteenth highest ranking New York House Democrat. On October 10, 2002, Joseph Crowley was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq.

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