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May 24, 2017

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., criticized the Trump administration's education budget on Wednesday by saying it was written by privileged administration officials who could easily afford college for their kids, unlike millions of other Americans.

May 23, 2017

Positive Train Control was mandated by Congress in 2008, after two trains collided in Los Angeles, killing 25. Both Lowey, D-Harrison, and Engel, D-Bronx, voted for that legislation.

In 2014, the NTSB said positive train control would have prevented the Spuyten Duyvil crash, which killed four and injured 60.

The Federal Railroad Administration has been handling positive train control roll-out. Metro-North has not said whether speed, heat or a combination thereof caused the most recent derailment.

May 15, 2017

Congress recently approved this year’s budget and it included a $2 billion increase for medical research funding at the National Institutes of Health. It was only six weeks ago that the White House budget proposal suggested cutting this year’s funding by $1 billion. However, thanks to the leadership of Congresswoman Nita Lowey and her colleagues and because of countless advocates across the country who made their voices heard, we stopped the potentially devastating proposal in its tracks.

May 12, 2017

WHITE PLAINS -A World War II veteran from Tarrytown received two medals Friday, seven decades after the war and only after a neighbor decided to advocate for them.

Leon Gutherz, 91, was a paratrooper in the Pacific. He made at least a dozen jumps.

Neighbors, with the help of Rep. Nita Lowey, sought to have him honored for his role in the war. The spent more than a year working to that end, and it paid off Friday in White Plains when Gutherz received the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation medal.

May 01, 2017

PALISADES - Rep. Nita Lowey says she is drawing a line in the sand and calling out President Donald Trump on climate change.

Lowey met with scientists Monday at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades to discuss the administration’s proposed budget cuts.

The president's proposed 2018 budget cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 31 percent, some $2.6 billion.

Lowey joined the scientists following a weekend of protests around the country from people concerned about science, especially climate change.

Campaign News

Oct 15, 2012

Congresswoman Nita Lowey issued the following statement regarding today’s Kaiser Family Foundation study showing that under a Medicare plan similar to Paul Ryan’s, 59 percent of Medicare beneficiaries would have higher out-of-pocket costs, unless they switched from traditional Medicare to a lower-cost plan.  In New York, it would cost seniors more than $100 extra every month to maintain traditional Medicare coverage.

Sep 19, 2012

Lowey for Congress today called on Joe Carvin to condemn remarks made by Mitt Romney that 47% of Americans “believe that they are victims” and will never “take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” as Carvin’s spokesman argued “there’s truth” to Romney’s remarks.

Aug 12, 2012

The Romney-Ryan vision is wrong for New York's middle class and working families.Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate shows he is fully committed to House Republicans' extreme policies.

Mar 20, 2012

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today announced she will run for re-election in 2012 in the newly-formed 17th Congressional District:

"I am delighted to announce I will run for reelection in the newly formed 17th Congressional District to continue representing Westchester and Rockland Counties in Congress.
 
"Since first being elected to Congress, I have worked to confront the critical national challenges that concern every American, while also addressing the important local priorities that affect our region. My commitment to help make our community an even greater place to live, work, and do business has never been stronger.

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