Nita In The News

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Oct 17, 2014

As heroin use and trafficking skyrocket throughout the Northeast, I'm so pleased to have secured grants for local organizations like Alliance for Safe Kids in Yorktown. Our children deserve the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive in communities free of harmful substances.

Oct 16, 2014

Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced Tuesday Oct. 14 that $27 million is being allocated by the federal government to replace and strengthen bridges in Pleasantville and the Town of Cortlandt. Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison, is the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee. She said the money is part of $60 billion in federal assistance she helped secure for flood-related projects early last year in response to Superstorm Sandy.  The "federal hazard mitigation grants" ensure the bridges are protected against threats from repeated flooding, according to a press statement from Lowey. 

Oct 02, 2014

My Sister's Place is just one of several domestic violence groups that I was able to help through acquiring federal grants to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and we must work together to ensure women and children know that resources are available so that they may live safely without fear of violence. These federal grants help us mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a strong statement against domestic violence in our communities. As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I helped to increase funding for the Office of Violence Against Women grants, and I will continue to secure funding for critical programs that help eradicate the scourge of abuse and assist victims.

Oct 01, 2014

The ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee asked the U.S. Department of Education to insure that college programs receiving federal funds not include an anti-Israel bias. In a letter sent Monday to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), requested that standards of accountability be adopted so that any college or university receiving federal Title VI funding not have an anti-Israel slant. “Incidents of anti-Semitism have spiked worldwide in recent months, including many that were borne out of protests against Israel’s acts of self-defense against the terrorist group Hamas,” Lowey stated in the letter. “It is vital to ensure that academic programs do not become tilted against Israel in a way that engenders anti-Semitism or criticism of Israel that devolves into the defamation of the Jewish people.”

Sep 30, 2014

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) announced more than $800,000 in National Institutes of Health grants to New York Medical College  in Valhalla and Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains. The college will receive $402,500 to develop neurotoxin poisoning treatments and Burke will receive $398,879 to determine which hand therapies work best for children with cerebral palsy. “The health industry is part of the lifeblood of the Lower Hudson Valley economy, and these NIH grants will help keep our communities safe and healthy,” said Lowey.

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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  • James Skoufis

    State Assemblyman, Rockland & Orange County

    Congresswoman Nita Lowey has been a relentless advocate on behalf of the issues that matter most to North Rockland residents. Nita has been a strong supporter of making college more affordable by reducing student loan rates, fighting for measures that reduce our local property tax burden, and pushing for a higher minimum wage to pull working families out of poverty. She deserves re-election because she is always there for us.

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