Nita In The News

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Aug 27, 2014

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Harrison), the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, joined Planned Parenthood campus activists and students from  Purchase College, SUNY to create a Hobby Lobby scrapbook to highlight the importance of contraceptives for women’s health, and how the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision affects the lives of women everywhere. “Given that Hobby Lobby’s business is arts and crafts, this scrapbook should make it clear why women’s health, particularly contraceptives, is important,” said Lowey. “Women work hard to earn paychecks and health benefits just like every other American. It isn’t right that a woman’s boss can decide to not include medically-recommended health services in her insurance package because of the company’s religious beliefs.”

Aug 04, 2014

Republicans say the president is abusing power. But the real abuse of power is the Republican leadership's abject failure to use our power in Congress to improve the quality of life and economic security of Americans. The time, money and effort wasted on the bill to sue the president could have been devoted instead to helping small businesses, raising the minimum wage, relieving student loan debt, advancing immigration reform and protecting communities from gun violence.

Jul 08, 2014

Representative Nita Lowey today introduced the Social Security Caregiver Act in the House of Representatives. This bill will make a change by giving a Social Security credit to individuals who have to leave the workforce or reduce their hours in order to care for a loved one with Alzheimers, dementia, or other chronic conditions. Lowey believes that offering these caregivers a modest increase in future Social Security benefits is the right thing to do. 

The bill will especially benefit women, who make up two thirds of unpaid caregivers. Because women average ten fewer years in the workforce, which lowers Social Security benefits, the increase in Social Security benefits Lowey proposes will make for a more economically secure retirement.

Jul 07, 2014

Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving National President Jan Withers and Rockland County Sherriff Louis Falco III on a conference call to announce that she will be introducing a bill next week when the House of Representatives reconvenes that would push states to require the use of ignition interlock devices for a minimum of six months for all convicted drunk driving offenders. “In my mind, driving drunk only once is one time too many,” said Lowey. “I am introducing Alisa’s Law to provide law-enforcement officials an additional tool to help keep our communities safe. We have seen successful implementation in some states, including New York, and we have seen partial implementation in others. The time is now to make this the law of the land across the country in order to keep drunk drivers off the streets.”

Jun 25, 2014

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved by voice vote an amendment that will extend abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers who are raped during their service. Rep. Nita Lowey, the sponsor of the amendment, told The Huffington Post last month that it is simply unfair to deny Peace Corps volunteers the same type of health coverage as federal employees, especially since their volunteer work abroad often places them in relatively dangerous situations. No Republicans spoke out against the measure on Tuesday at a committee mark-up of the FY 2015 version of the bill, and the provision passed quickly by a voice vote.


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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