Nita In The News

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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.

May 07, 2015

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., wants to ban all Bakken crude shipments by rail unless volatile gases are first removed. “I don’t want any cars coming here, even if they’re the new cars, if those products, the Bakken fuel, is not reduced in volatility,” the congresswoman said. The federal government is requiring tougher tanker cars, but it’s going to take up to a decade to get all of them rolling.

Apr 15, 2015

"Peace will come from hard choices and compromises that must be made at the negotiating table."

Those are the words of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on December 30, 2014, explaining the United States’ vote against a "deeply imbalanced" and "unconstructive"

Oct 24, 2014

Democrat Nita Lowey has served 13 terms in Congress, this latest round in a shifted 17th District that encompasses all of Rockland and part of Westchester. She's a workhorse for her constituents, and holds power as the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. As a champion of the Hudson Valley, she deserves our ongoing support.

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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  • Drew Claxton

    Deputy Mayor, City of Peekskill

    Congresswoman Lowey is one of the hardest working women I know. She is truly “boots-on-the-ground” fighting for Main Street, for the working families of our district, for our seniors and our veterans.  She believes in our right to work, to health care, and to a good, public education. She has thrown her support behind the City of Peekskill, as all of the municipalities in her district, and I am proud to throw 100% of my support behind her.

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