Nita In The News

News Articles

Apr 10, 2014

Congresswoman Lowey has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue regulations to ensure the safety of our communities in the wake of accidents in the Hudson Valley involving trains transporting crude oil. She said recent regulations to require two-person crews are not enough, and more must be done. 

Mar 25, 2014

Nita and the Pro Choice Caucus held a press conference this week as the Supreme Court heard opening arguments for the case in which Hobby Lobby is trying to deny contraceptive coverage to its employees.  "It is offensive that an employer thinks it's OK to make health choices for their employees," said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.. 

Mar 18, 2014

Congresswoman Lowey was joined by many local officials in West Nyack to call on the US Department of Transportation to expedite and implement higher standards for the transport of crude oil to protect the health and safety of Hudson Valley communities.

Mar 17, 2014

Congresswoman Lowey required a federal report on Metro-North Railroad safety in the January spending bill after derailments and accidents in recent months.   The Federal Railroad Administration report, called Operation Deep Dive, was released today and identified factors that must be addressed, and Lowey announced her support for safety improvements an investments. 

Feb 26, 2014

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, 17) announced Tuesday that she is seeking a 14th term in November. As the highest ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, she has served on the bi-partisan House-Senate conference committee that broke the gridlock in Washington and passed a budget in the fall to end the Tea Party shutdown.”

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.