Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Hudson Valley News
5:41 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

NY Congresswoman To Introduce Bill To Reduce Drunk Driving

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A Hudson Valley congresswoman says she will introduce a bill next week that would use technology to keep drunk drivers off the road.

Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, will introduce 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. States would face a reduction in federal transportation funding if they do not change their laws by October 1.

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Hudson Valley News
7:41 am
Thu June 19, 2014

NIH Grant Awarded To NY Medical College For Lung Cancer Research

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A medical college in Westchester County has received a grant to study lung cancer in relation to certain compounds.

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Hudson Valley News
6:40 am
Tue June 3, 2014

HV Congresswoman Backs Amendment On Money In Politics

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A Hudson Valley congresswoman has added her name to co-sponsors of a constitutional amendment to limit money in politics.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

HV Congresswoman Joins Westchester Officials in Combatting Heroin Use

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A New York Congresswoman has announced she is joining the list of co-sponsors of a bill to combat heroin overdoses. Representative Nita Lowey was in Westchester County among local officials discussing ways to stem New York’s heroin epidemic.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Points to NY Bridge Project As A Model

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President Barack Obama stood on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop. He was in Tarrytown to push a $302 billion transportation plan, and shine a light on a replacement bridge project already under way. 

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Wed May 14, 2014

HV Congresswoman Weighs In On Obama Visit To Tappan Zee

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President Obama is scheduled to speak in the lower Hudson Valley Wednesday afternoon, in Westchester County. With the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop, he is expected to highlight the need for investment in infrastructure.

The president will deliver his speech in Tarrytown. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, expects Obama will reference the$1.6 billion low-interest loan U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx approved toward the end of last year for construction of the replacement bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
1:12 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a priority list for nuclear power plants when it comes to detailing earthquake risk. The NRC is requiring more analysis about seismic risk from a number of plants, including Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

NY Congresswoman Calls For Pay Equality

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One day after Mother’s Day, a New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley is calling for equal pay for women.

“When women succeed, America succeeds. When women succeed, America succeeds.” 

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, stood in her Rockland County district office flanked by local elected officials and business leaders to highlight the consequences of pay inequity. 

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Hudson Valley News
8:16 am
Wed April 23, 2014

HV Congresswoman Calls For Funds To Stay In Sandy-Affected Areas

A congresswoman from the Hudson Valley wants some federal disaster funding to stay in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas. She is among a number of federal lawmakers from New York City and the suburbs making such a call. 

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Hudson Valley News
3:10 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Federal Lawmakers Weigh In On Safety Report For Metro-North

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A federal report that found major safety lapses at Metro-North Railroad has two U.S. senators looking to the railroad’s new president for change. Meanwhile, a few congressional representatives say it’s time to spend money on improving the nation’s rail system and other infrastructure.

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