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Congresswoman Nita Lowey was in Rockland County Monday at one of the largest earth science research institutions in the world. The Hudson Valley Democrat was there to highlight what she called “devastating” local impacts on science during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Her visit comes a few days after the White House removed climate change data from the Environmental Protection Agency website. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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Two New York congressional members are demanding federal reimbursement for costs of securing Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. They say New York taxpayers should not shoulder the cost for a federal responsibility.

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Republicans control official Washington from the top down.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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It turns out many Americans don’t want to lose the Affordable Care Act.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees left many people upset and scared.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what comes next.

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A federal grant is headed to New York Medical College in Westchester County to study a facet of women’s reproductive health.

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A New York congresswoman has introduced legislation to repeal the Reagan-era Global Gag rule, or the Mexico City policy. The rule prohibits federal funding for international non-governmental organizations that offer or discuss abortions. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing additional reimbursements to hospitals that served as Ebola Treatment Centers. Democratic Congresswoman from the Hudson Valley Nita Lowey says some hospitals in New York are on the receiving end.

A congressional bipartisan task force has introduced legislation to help combat European anti-Semitism. 

  

A U.S. Department of Justice grant is headed Westchester’s way to help increase the county’s capacity to perform DNA analysis and reduce the backlog of unfinished cases.

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Congressional lawmakers from the Hudson Valley Wednesday announced grants to improve rail crossing safety in the New York metro area. They hope the improvements will help prevent tragedies like the February 2015 Metro-North crash in Valhalla.

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The U.S. Interior Secretary made her first official trip to the Hudson Valley Monday, to kick off the National Park Service’s centennial week and to participate in the unveiling of signs for a national historic trail.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in the Hudson Valley Monday helping to promote the exporting potential of businesses. New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined her as did the head of a government credit agency.

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The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has prompted two New York lawmakers in Congress to call for the passage of gun reform legislation.

NY Rep. Urges Emergency Funding To Combat Zika

Jun 10, 2016
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A New York congresswoman is calling for her colleagues to approve federal funds to combat the Zika virus. The head of the March of Dimes is echoing that call.

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A New York congresswoman is calling for her colleagues to approve federal funds to combat the Zika virus.

NEH Grants Head To Two Westchester Locales

Apr 6, 2016
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A congresswoman from the Hudson Valley has announced two National Endowment for the Humanities grants.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Rockland County today, rallying support for paid family leave, a proposal he unveiled in his combined State of the State/budget address. Cuomo told a roomful of supporters in West Haverstraw waving “Strong Families Strong New York” banners that his proposal would benefit especially women, minorities and low-income workers as well as strengthen families, the workforce and economy.

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A Hudson Valley congresswoman Wednesday announced two grants for New York Medical College in Westchester County. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, announced two National Institutes of Health grants totaling more than $500,000 for New York Medical College to study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and illness caused by strep. The first grant, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will allow the college to study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in adolescents and young adults.

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Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of what has been called the deadliest crash in Metro-North Railroad history. Federal officials Monday said much has been done to improve grade crossing safety since the crash in Westchester County, and other actions are in the works.

On February 3, 2015, a Metro-North commuter train crashed into an SUV that was stopped on the tracks at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla, killing five people on the train and the car's driver. In the weeks following the crash, federal officials pledged their commitment to improve rail crossing safety.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is calling on top congressional leaders to pass legislation that would prohibit the sale of firearms and explosives to anyone suspected by the federal government of being a terrorist.

New York Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey is calling on the House to pass legislation prohibiting suspects on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms.

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  The Iowa caucuses are just around the corner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why she thinks Hillary Clinton will be planning to move to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave one year from now.

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  It’s one of the most important pieces of infrastructure for millions of New Yorkers.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about progress on the new New York bridge.

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  The Paul Ryan era is under way in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she has a good relationship with the new Speaker so far.

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Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat from New York's 17th District, spoke with WAMC News Monday about a $10 million federal grant to develop bus rapid transit in the Hudson Valley as part of the construction of the New Tappan Zee Bridge project. She also discussed Paul Ryan's potential as Speaker and Hillary Clinton's campaign now that Vice President Joe Biden is officially not running.

NEA Grants Go To Three Westchester Arts Organizations

May 15, 2015
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A New York Congresswoman Thursday announced $75,000 in federal grants for three arts organizations in Westchester County.

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New York’s two U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging the secretary of the U.S. Navy to name a ship after a city in Westchester County.

NY Congressional Reps Call For Tax Equity

Apr 11, 2015
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Three lower Hudson Valley congressional representatives are calling for tax equity for areas with a high cost of living.

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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey was in Westchester County today, at a rail crossing just miles from the site of a fatal Metro-North train collision with an SUV nearly two months ago. She was joined by a number of officials pledging their commitment to improve all facets of rail crossing safety.

Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, stood near the Metro-North crossing at Roaring Brook Road in Chappaqua.  

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