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Jul 09, 2015

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.

Jul 08, 2015

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.

Jul 08, 2015

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.

Jun 19, 2015

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.

May 13, 2015

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.

Press Releases

Feb 24, 2014

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey announced today that she is seeking re-election to the 17th Congressional seat.

Aug 22, 2012

Congresswoman Nita Lowey issued a statement regarding the Republican Party’s official platform, which calls for a Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

Nov 01, 2010

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White Plains, NY – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey was endorsed by eight more newspapers in New York’s 18th district on Friday.

Below is the Rising Media group’s full endorsement of Lowey, which said,Lowey’s seniority in Washington make her a powerful advocate for Westchester’s interests and needs… After four decades of public service, Lowey’s integrity remains intact, a rarity in our elected officials today.”

Oct 27, 2010

Whenever an elected official is in office for a long period of time, there oft en are rumblings about making a change or whether there should be term limits or whether someone has lost their touch.

Sometimes those arguments are justified. Even the most talented individuals aren’t immune to complacency.

In the case of Nita Lowey, first elected to the House of Representatives 22 years ago, there is no evidence she has lost her enthusiasm or effectiveness for her job.

Oct 26, 2010

WHITE PLAINS – Nita Lowey was today endorsed by The Journal News, the daily newspaper serving New York’s 18th Congressional District, which includes portions of Westchester and Rockland Counties.

 

I am proud to have received the endorsement of The Journal News, which is leading the way in providing local news and informed commentary on local and national issues,” said Lowey.  “I hope to earn the opportunity to continue serving Westchester and Rockland County families and fighting for good-paying jobs with benefits, top-notch health care and education, and other priorities that are so critical to our community.

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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