Mar 02, 2009
Van Hollen Taps Congressman Joe Crowley to Serve as DCCC Vice Chair for Finance
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen today named Congressman Joe Crowley DCCC Vice Chair for Finance. Crowley led the DCCC's successful Business Council for the past two cycles. For the 2009-2010 cycle, Crowley expands his leadership role at the Committee to include oversight of the Business Council and the Chairman's Council. As Vice Chair for Finance, Crowley will be leading efforts to ensure House Democrats have the resources they need to protect and expand their majority this upcoming cycle.
"As the DCCC Vice Chair for Finance, Congressman Crowley will provide invaluable leadership articulating our agenda for change to the business community and others around the country," said Chairman Van Hollen. "I'm pleased that Congressman Crowley will continue using his expertise and leadership to ensure House Democrats have the resources we need to get our message out as we work with President Obama to rebuild our economy."
Vice Chair Crowley said, "I am looking forward to working closely with Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Van Hollen to ensure our party has the resources to get our message out to voters and to protect our hard-earned majority. We are facing enormous challenges ahead, and it's critically important that we have the insight and support of the business community as House Democrats and President Obama enact our agenda for change."
As Vice Chair for Finance, Congressman Crowley will work to ensure the DCCC continues to aggressively fundraise. He will organize fundraising efforts by Members and other Democratic party leaders in Washington, D.C. and across the country in support of the DCCC. Congressman Crowley first became the Chair of the DCCC's Business Council in 2005. The Business Council was created to work with leaders across America's business community to provide the party with responsible insight on a broad range of issues important to growing our economy. Congressman Crowley will also continue the 26-year tradition of the DCCC's Chairman's Council, which provides threatened incumbents with the strong support they need from Committee Chairman to win their tough races.
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