Lowey Will Not Seek Re-election In 2020

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In 16th Term, Congresswoman is First Woman to Chair House Appropriations Committee

Lowey: “I will continue working as hard as ever – with the same optimism and energy – through the end of this term in Congress.”

Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – October 10, 2019 — Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY17/Westchester and Rockland), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that she will not seek re-election next year in the following statement:

“After 31 years in the United States Congress, representing the people of Westchester, Rockland, Queens and The Bronx, I have decided not to seek re-election in 2020.

“It is my deep honor and privilege to serve my community and my country, and I will always be grateful to the people who have entrusted me to represent them.

“I am proud of the help my office has provided to thousands of constituents on matters ranging from health insurance and veterans’ benefits to Social Security and student loans.

“As a long-time Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have secured funding to clean up and protect Long Island Sound and the Hudson River; increase access to Head Start, afterschool programs, and community health centers for thousands of local children and families; provide New York’s fair share of homeland security assistance; and make the commute across the Hudson easier and safer on the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. In difficult times, including after September 11th and Superstorm Sandy, I have fought hard in Washington for federal assistance to recover and rebuild.

“I authored legislation to institute the .08 standard of enforcement for drunk driving, which has dramatically reduced DWI fatalities. My legislation to require commonsense, clear allergy information on food labels has improved and saved countless lives. I am also proud of my successful efforts to require contraceptive insurance coverage for federal employees and to dramatically increase investments and gender equity in federal medical research.

“As the Chairwoman of the Appropriations subcommittee that writes the foreign aid bill, I have advanced record funding for women’s health and basic education – especially for girls – around the world, a strong U.S.-Israel relationship with bipartisan support, and other investments that support American interests abroad.

“I am honored that my colleagues in Congress elected me as the first Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee and will fight vigorously for House Democratic priorities as I negotiate spending bills for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

“I am especially thankful for the dedication and wisdom of my current and former staff in New York, in Washington, and on the House Appropriations Committee. Partnerships with countless advocates, leaders, and elected officials in New York and Washington have been invaluable. I look forward to more time with my husband Steve and our family, who have strongly supported my career in public service.

“Thank you to the people of my district for the opportunity to serve. I will continue working as hard as ever – with the same optimism and energy – through the end of this term in Congress.”

 

SOURCE: Press Release

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Comments 19

  1. There is NO requirement that a person live in a Congressional District to run for Congress from that CD. You only have to live in the State of New York to run and hold office for ANY of the NY Congressional Districts.

  2. no one from Yonkers will run for the vacant seat because Nita doesn’t represent yonkers….Look at the Mayor of New Rochelle Bramson, or Chelsea Clinton to be the democratic nominee. A Republican has zero chance of winning the seat. And I mean ZERO

  3. Meatball khader won’t even win re-election he runs his mouth too much. Realize who you are texting/emailing/talking to you when you think you can say whatever you want

    1. 😂😂 No matter what an article is about, it always turns into comments about Khader, from a small group of minions. People on the 2nd floor and clerks office must be obsessed with his every move

  4. you who constantly go after so called liberals need to pay more attention to the threat that eminates from the hard right in this nation. They spew garbage on a daily basis They have created a cottage industry selling lies and misinformation. Nita has served with distinction never a hint of corruption always working for her constitutuents in Westchester who are now because of Donald Trump’s multiplicity of criminal conduct has made it impossible for any republican to win anywhere in the county. Every poll recently taken has high support for removing Trump from office. Ask yourselves whether you want a public service with the integrity of someone like Nita Lowey or do you simply want any so called conservative no matter how dishonest they are. Trump said he would drain the swamp and all he has done is to populate the swamp with his personal swamp dwellers. MANAFORT,PRICE,PRUIT, CARSON, DEVOS, PORTER, FLYNN, POMPEO, GIULIANI, KUSHNER, DON JR,ERIC, IVANKA ALL DIRTY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER…ALL CASHING IN ON THEIR CONNECTION TO THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD…ALL REPUBLICANS THANKS NITA FOR A JOB WELL DONE

      1. You got that right. A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don’t own. The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away. TAXES,TAXES

  5. Lol khader is no where near that district dope plus on what record would he run on? Raising our taxes here in Yonkers or maybe he will run on raising our water bills?

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