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Together, we can make a difference.  Please join me!

Sincerely,

Nita

NITA IN THE NEWS

Lowey Continues Fight for Safety of Crude Oil Transport Through Our Communities

Congresswoman Lowey has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue regulations to ensure the safety of our communities in the wake of accidents in the Hudson Valley involving trains transporting crude oil. She said recent regulations to require two-person crews are not enough, and more must be done. 

Lowey Calls on Supreme Court to Uphold Contraceptive Coverage for Women

Nita and the Pro Choice Caucus held a press conference this week as the Supreme Court heard opening arguments for the case in which Hobby Lobby is trying to deny contraceptive coverage to its employees.  "It is offensive that an employer thinks it's OK to make health choices for their employees," said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.. 

Lowey & Local Officials Call for Crude Oil Transport Safety Standards

Congresswoman Lowey was joined by many local officials in West Nyack to call on the US Department of Transportation to expedite and implement higher standards for the transport of crude oil to protect the health and safety of Hudson Valley communities.

Lowey Reveals Report on Metro North Safety, Supports Fixes to Prevent Future Derailments

Congresswoman Lowey required a federal report on Metro-North Railroad safety in the January spending bill after derailments and accidents in recent months.   The Federal Railroad Administration report, called Operation Deep Dive, was released today and identified factors that must be addressed, and Lowey announced her support for safety improvements an investments. 

Lowey Announces Reelection Plan

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, 17) announced Tuesday that she is seeking a 14th term in November. As the highest ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, she has served on the bi-partisan House-Senate conference committee that broke the gridlock in Washington and passed a budget in the fall to end the Tea Party shutdown.”

Lowey Announces Re-Election Campaign

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey announced today that she is seeking re-election to the 17th Congressional seat.

Lowey & Congresswomen pen stinging memo to House GOP decrying continued Republican war on women

Congresswoman Lowey and a group of Democratic congresswomen sent a memo to the Republican leadership on Friday to tell them the policies that would most help women, after Republicans sent a memo to their Members telling them how to communicate with women. 

Lowey blasts Congress for unemployment benefits lapse

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17) blasted the Republican majority in the House on Tuesday for adjourning for the holidays without approving an extension to the federal unemployment insurance benefits.

In Rockland and Westchester counties, Lowey’s constituency, some 5,000 people will lose their federal jobless aid as of December 29.

Nita Lowey, carrying the banner for appropriations

Since being named to the bicameral budget conference committee this fall, New York Democrat Nita M. Lowey has used her position on the 29-member panel to push the concerns of not only Democrats but appropriators from both sides of the aisle…Lowey has largely used her first year as the ranking member on the panel — a post she sought and won last December following the retirement of Norm Dicks of Washington — to fight for domestic programs, such as Head Start, the National Institutes of Health and basic scientific research, that are treasured by Democrats.

Rep. Lowey honored for support of scientific research

The nonpartisan Science Coalition Monday presented Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her commitment to funding scientific research. The award was presented jointly by officials from three Science Coalition universities, Columbia, New York University and Pace, at an event at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York.

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