Nita in the News

Tips: How you can avoid the latest tax scams

WHITE PLAINS — In the past three years more than 10,000 taxpayers across America have been conned out of more than $55 million, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

There are plenty of fraudulent schemes that swindlers use to steal money from unsuspecting taxpayers each year, officials said. With Tax Day on April 18, officials said there are steps people should take now to avoid being fleeced and to report attempted scams.

Jewish Americans have cause to worry

As Jewish community centers across the country experience a wave of bomb threats and anti-Semitic hate crimes continue to rise, President Trump last week finally responded to the growing chorus of questions about the upsurge in anti-Semitism, calling the acts “horrible.” He added to the condemnation in Tuesday night’s address to Congress, saying that “we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.”

Federal grant to fund NYMC study of DNA in ovarian aging

WASHINGTON – The National Institute on Aging is granting the New York Medical College in White Plains $71,137 to study DNA repair in ovarian aging.

The grant will allow researchers to investigate how DNA damage is the root cause of two types of ovarian aging – reproductive aging and aging caused by cancer treatments. Once the key genes are identified, the research will advance efforts to protect and enhance women’s reproductive health using innovative pharmaceutical tools to repair the damaged DNA.

Lowey holds roundtable talk on Affordable Care Act repeal

YONKERS - Rep. Nita Lowey held a roundtable discussion in Westchester Monday to discuss the president’s promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

While most of the prominent faces in medicine across the Hudson Valley were in attendance, three everyday mothers stole the spotlight.

Lowey invited the mothers to share their struggles in front of Hudson Valley's top health care professionals, including seven hospital CEOs. They predicted chaos, confusion and catastrophe should the Affordable Care Act be repealed without a replacement.

$5M earmarked for rail crossings

VALHALLA - Millions of dollars in safety upgrades are on track for Hudson Valley's rail crossings.

On Wednesday, Rep. Nita Lowey and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced more than $5 million in federal funds to enhance the safety of rail crossings across the state.

US Rep Lowey, USDA official tour Food Bank

ELMSFORD — Hoping to bring attention to the problem of childhood hunger in one of the wealthiest regions of the nation, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and Kevin Concannon, under secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, toured the Food Bank for Westchester on Thursday.

"In the United States of America, people shouldn't go hungry — especially children," said Lowey, D-Harrison, whose 17th Congressional District includes portions of Westchester and the Bronx and all of Rockland County. "I think it's just obscene."

Rep. Lowey takes part in gun violence roundtable

YONKERS - Wednesday marked National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention, and activists and elected officials gathered to make their voices heard.

Dalia Roshal, a 12-year-old from Hartsdale, was the guest of honor at a high-profile gun violence roundtable discussion Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Westchester Congresswoman Sits In for Gun Control

Westchester/Rockland Congresswoman Nita Lowey is no stranger to the fight for more gun reform. And yesterday, the 17th District appointee joined Georgia Congressman John Lewis and dozens of their Democratic colleagues in the historic #NoBillNoBreak sit-in demonstration that took place for nearly 17 hours (concluding in the wee hours this morning) on the House of Representatives floor.

House Democrats’ Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans

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.

Lowey: 'Time to act' on gun control

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.

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