He may be leaving Congress soon, but Joe Crowley has another important job to do.
The outgoing congressman announced that he was sworn into the United States Semiquincentennial Commission on November 16.
The commission is planning the observances and activities for the United States’ 250th anniversary of independence in 2026.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were adopted.
The commission will submit a plan to celebrate the 250th anniversary to the president to be approved.
The group is made up of 16 citizens, eight members of Congress and nine federal government officials.