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House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

House Dems urge vote on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Democrats called on John Boehner to pass an immigration overhaul that has been languishing in the House since October, because they've run out of patience.
Gabrielle Levy
Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

President Obama said he's willing to work with Congress but won't be hesitant to go it alone to advance his 2014 agenda, telling recalcitrant lawmakers he won't be twiddling his thumbs if they dawdle or fail to act for whatever reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee decided against pursuing an investigation into the arrests of eight House members at a Washington rally in early October.
House stenographer removed during vote on shutdown, debt limit

House stenographer removed during vote on shutdown, debt limit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. House stenographer interrupted the critical vote Wednesday night on the shutdown, yelling at members before being removed from the House chamber.
House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

House adjourns without vote on shutdown, debt limit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday adjourned until noon Wednesday without voting on ending the government shutdown or extending the debt ceiling.
House votes to restrict healthcare law, with White House support

House votes to restrict healthcare law, with White House support

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday voted to restrict eligibility for Medicaid, insurance exchanges and other aspects of President Obama's healthcare reform legislation.
Three House members in ethics probe

Three House members in ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A House ethics committee has told three U.S. House members they remain under investigation for their fundraising activities during a vote on financial reform.

3 in House face ethics investigation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics recommends further investigation of three U.S. House members but one of the three says there is "no evidence" of wrongdoing.

House OKs extending ban on Myanmar imports

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. House has approved a one-year renewal of a ban on imports from Myanmar.

India, U.S. discuss energy security

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Indian Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal's visit to Washington was dominated by discussions of energy security.

Vatican dismisses eight Boston clerics

BOSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The Vatican has dismissed eight Boston-area clerics accused of sexually abusing children, but all are retired or left active ministry years ago.

House Democrats reappoint leaders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats re-elected their leadership Wednesday, but the question of who will lead the election-oversight position in their caucus remains open.

Too many tattoos trip recruit

QUEENS, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- Too many tattoos proved too much for the U.S. Army, which turned down a Russian immigrant from Queens who volunteered.

Ravi Shankar feted on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A delegation of U.S. legislators is honoring Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during his visit to the United States.
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Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y. participates in a news conference introducing the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Joseph Crowley (born March 16, 1962) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 7th congressional district, serving since 1999, and the Chairman of the New Democrat Coalition. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

The district encompasses portions of Queens and the Bronx. It includes neighborhoods such as Woodside, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and College Point in Queens as well as the neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Co-op City, Parkchester, Throggs Neck, Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Bay, Country Club, and City Island in the eastern Bronx.

Crowley was born in New York City, the son of an Irish-American father and an immigrant Catholic mother from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. 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.

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