Democrats also pushed the gun issue at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, putting forward an amendment to the annual Homeland Security spending bill that would bar individuals suspected of terrorist activities from purchasing firearms, similar to a Democratic measure that failed in the Senate on Monday.
“I just want to make it very clear that I’d rather my child be inconvenienced than dead,” said Representative Nita M. Lowey of New York, the committee’s top Democrat.
The amendment failed, with every Republican and two Democrats voting against it.
WHITE PLAINS - In the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the nation's rhetoric has been loud but legislative action has been limited.
That's a problem that Nita Lowey says must change - now.
The congresswoman from Harrison on Friday morning publicly implored her colleagues to take action on gun control, five days after a gunman fatally shot 49 people and wounded 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in the Hudson Valley Monday helping to promote the exporting potential of businesses. New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined her as did the head of a government credit agency.
WASHINGTON – Foot-dragging by Senate and House Republicans is delaying emergency funding for combating the Zika virus, congressional Democrats say.
“It has been nearly four months since the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency and President Obama announced the need for $1.9 billion in emergency funds to respond to the crisis and to prevent the spread of Zika both at home and abroad,’’ Rep. Nita Lowey, ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday.
Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland released a statement Wednesday that said the Senate should fulfill its duties just as the president has fulfilled his.
Officials say 5,000 victims nationwide lost $26.5 million to tax scams since October 2013.
It happens every spring.
While you're scrambling to find all of those receipts, fill out the right forms and file your income tax return by the Internal Revenue Service's April 15 deadline, con artists posing as IRS officials are scrambling to dupe you out of your hard-earned money.
No one is immune.
For the first time in its 81-year history, the Export-Import Bank of the United States was not reauthorized by Congress earlier this year, but a recent vote in the House of Representatives has put its charter back on the table.
The agency, which helps U.S. companies decrease risk when exporting products, expired at midnight June 30 after the House failed to call a vote before going to recess. Since then, the Ex-Im Bank has not been able to process applications or conduct new business.
Hudson Links would replace the Tappan ZEExpress by 2018.
Plans for a modernized Rockland-Westchester bus service along I-287 just got a $10 million boost from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday awarded its state counterpart funding to help pay for new bus stations, ramp signals and other technology to create a faster ride for users of Hudson Links, a sleek effort that would replace the Tappan ZEExpress bus service in 2018.