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Aug 08, 2017
NEW CITY - Alfred Magnatta left to fight in World War II before his senior year of high school. 
That’s where the Rockland native joined the “Lucky Bastard Club.”
The 92-year-old said he and other men in his crew were given a certificate to enter the "club" after flying 25 missions over Europe in the U.S. Army, 8th Air Force during World War II.
More than 70 years later, Magnatta revisited those memories Tuesday when U.S. Rep.
Aug 07, 2017

When Sen. John McCain walked onto the floor of the U.S. Senate and delivered a decisive thumbs-down on repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans who depend on the law breathed a sigh of relief. In the wake of this significant, if not fatal, blow to Republican efforts to dismantle the ACA, we have the opportunity to do what we should have done all along — work together to make the ACA better.

Aug 03, 2017

The Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act might have failed, but threats to health coverage continue. Despite the Senate’s plans for bipartisan hearings in September on ways to improve the individual insurance market, President Trump has created uncertainty over whether the government will continue providing subsidies that help hard-working American families afford coverage.

Amid the chaos and controversy, House Republicans have advanced their most aggressive attacks on women’s health ever through the annual Appropriations process.

Aug 02, 2017

YONKERS - Community leaders came together Wednesday to sound the alarm on the growing trend of e-cigarette use by Westchester teens.

A roundtable organized by Rep. Nita Lowey featured a lineup of some of the most influential thinkers on the topic.

Lowey says e-cigarette use among teens has climbed tenfold in the past decade. She says there are twice as many students in Westchester who vape than who smoke regular cigarettes.

Jul 21, 2017

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A federal grant of $27,572 has been awarded to the Nyack Joint Fire District through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

The Nyack Joint Fire District will use this funding to acquire personal protective equipment for its firefighters.

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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