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Aug 27, 2015

Congresswoman Lowey joined residents at Meals on Wheels in Nanuet to discuss a bill she recently introduced to provide a Social Security earnings credit to unpaid caregivers.

Aug 20, 2015

“Higher education opens the door to greater economic opportunity,” said U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Rockland and Westchester. “These federal investments will help underserved students at Rockland Community College fulfill their academic and career goals. As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working hard to protect higher education funding that makes college accessible and affordable for Lower Hudson Valley students.”

Aug 10, 2015

Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy last week. “Safeguarding our planet for future generations starts with greater awareness of greenhouse gases like methane in our atmosphere,” Lowey said in a prepared statement. “I’m pleased this federal funding will leverage IBM’s technology and analytics to improve detection of potent methane in the air in an effort to improve the environment while helping businesses save money. As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue supporting research investments that help our regional economy and improve our environment.”

Jul 19, 2015

“From the banks of the Hudson to Long Island Sound, Westchester County is home to immense natural beauty,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “I’m pleased that $1.8 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund helped revitalize the entry plaza at FDR State Park. Unfortunately, federal investments in parks and the environment are under attack in Washington. As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue fighting for funding that conserves irreplaceable lands and improves outdoor recreation for residents of the Lower Hudson Valley.”

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.

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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  • Andy Stewart

    Supervisor, Town of Orangetown

    Over the past two years it has been a pleasure to work with Nita. She has been truly accessible and responsive to the needs of Orangetown residents and has been a frequent presence at many events in our community. I especially appreciate her work to help our riverfront communities deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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