Congresswoman Lowey joined residents at Meals on Wheels in Nanuet to discuss a bill she recently introduced to provide a Social Security earnings credit to unpaid caregivers.
“Higher education opens the door to greater economic opportunity,” said U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Rockland and Westchester. “These federal investments will help underserved students at Rockland Community College fulfill their academic and career goals. As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working hard to protect higher education funding that makes college accessible and affordable for Lower Hudson Valley students.”
Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy last week. “Safeguarding our planet for future generations starts with greater awareness of greenhouse gases like methane in our atmosphere,” Lowey said in a prepared statement. “I’m pleased this federal funding will leverage IBM’s technology and analytics to improve detection of potent methane in the air in an effort to improve the environment while helping businesses save money. As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue supporting research investments that help our regional economy and improve our environment.”
“From the banks of the Hudson to Long Island Sound, Westchester County is home to immense natural beauty,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “I’m pleased that $1.8 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund helped revitalize the entry plaza at FDR State Park. Unfortunately, federal investments in parks and the environment are under attack in Washington. As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue fighting for funding that conserves irreplaceable lands and improves outdoor recreation for residents of the Lower Hudson Valley.”
Seems the tobacco wars will never end on the Hill.
This week, Democrats accused Republicans of “tucking a special interest giveaway to the tobacco industry” in an agriculture appropriations bill. The White House scolded them that spending bills should be “free of ideological provisions.” Public health groups warned they’re putting children at risk.
But Republicans stood fast Wednesday to vote down a Democratic amendment to strip out language exempting tobacco products, like e-cigarettes, which are already on the market, from a retroactive review by the federal government.
Among the most basic responsibilities of the federal government is safeguarding public health. When it comes to preventing an epidemic or infectious disease outbreak, promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and much more, our efforts are more effective when they are collective, rely on proven science and benefit from robust investments.
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A New Yorkcongresswoman is fighting to protect a program that helps feed children in need during the summer months.
A spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program, which helps families with kids who qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year to purchase healthy food during the summer months.
While her neighbors at the Esther Gitlow Senior Residence in Suffern are stirring their morning coffee, Zelda Rosenberg is put together and out the door, ready for another day of making a difference. Even after 18 years in the Foster Grandparent program at the Spring Valley Head Start, she wouldn’t change a thing. “I get so much out of it — as much the kids do, really.” She talks about her little charge drawing a family portrait, and including her in it. “I gave him a hug, and I cried, I just cried!” Zelda and her Foster Grandparent colleagues received special recognition at Nyack Head Start when Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY, 17) announced a three-year $950,000 Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Senior Corps Foster Grandparent program grant for Head Start of Rockland, Inc.
As colleges hold commencements this month in our communities and across the country, a much improved economy is creating more opportunity for graduates. We all remember the excitement of our first, hard-earned paycheck, and the additional responsibilities that came with it: paying the bills, buying groceries, and trying to save for that new car or house.
But, for too many, the crushing reality of student loan debt and high interest rates hurt their quality of life and financial security.
House panel votes to cut Amtrak budget hours after deadly crash - “Starving rail of funding will not enable safer train travel,” Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said.
House Republicans voted Wednesday to chop $260 million from Amtrak’s budget, less than a day after a deadly train crash that Democrats pointed to as a prime example of the dangers of shortchanging the nation’s transportation needs.