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Lowey Says Senate Should Do Its Job and Consider Supreme Court Nominee

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.

How to avoid NY tax scams

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.

Businesses cite Ex-Im’s value as bank remains in flux

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.

Tappan Zee: State scores $10M for regional bus service

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.

House Appropriators Warn Abbas On Funding In Wake Of Terrorism Wave

Washington — Two top congressional appropriators warned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that U.S. funds are contingent on tamping down incitement during the current wave of violence.

Reps. Kay Granger, R-Texas, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Operations subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., the committee and subcommittee’s top Democrat, in a letter Wednesday urged Abbas to resume direct negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lowey Leads Groundbreaking Event For Upgraded Montrose VA Pool

MONTROSE, N.Y. -- A groundbreaking for a $5.5 million federally funded upgrade to the facility's indoor pool took place at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System's Montrose Campus.

Officials at the groundbreaking included U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, VA Hudson Valley HCS Director Margaret Caplan, Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, along with local veterans.

Rockland Drug Court gets $200G from feds for misdemeanor DWI offenders

U.S. Justice Departments provides Rockland County Drug Court with $200,000 grant to handle misdemeanor drunken driving offenders, along with providing treatment for drug users to avoid jail

Rep. Nita Lowey announces bill aimed at providing social security for caregivers

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.

$1.1 MILLION IN NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO ASSIST LOW INCOME STUDENTS

“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.”

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  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins

    State Senator, Westchester County

    I have been privileged to work closely with Congresswoman Nita Lowey on so many issues impacting our communities like education, the economy, the environment and women's rights. Nita's experience, leadership and ability to work across the aisle are exactly what we need in Washington right now. I am proud to endorse Congresswoman Nita Lowey for re-election.

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