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Portrait of Nita Lowey

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Nita Lowey

NY-17 (D)
First joining the United States House of Representatives in 1989, Congressmember Lowey is currently serving her 15th term and is the first woman to serve as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee. Her incumbency includes many legislative accomplishments, with Congressional Quarterly naming her one of the 50 Most Effective Members of Congress. She fights for educational opportunity, health care quality and research, stricter public safety laws, environmental protection, women's issues, and national security. Congressmember Lowey was the first woman to represent New York's 18th District, and the first Democratic woman to represent New York's 17th District.
How does Nita align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Lowey is fighting to ensure infrastructure and job creation for New York through long-ranging investments. She vocally co-sponsors the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure equal pay for equal work.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember Lowey has taken leadership roles on many vital policy positions, including education and biomedical research. She supports common sense comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Lowey is a Congressional leader in protecting women's health services and access to family planning. She supports clean energy investments to combat global climate change and reduce reliance on foreign oil.
Background information
  • Politician
  • Ceiling Crasher
Endorsements
Nita Lowey has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party
  • Planned Parenthood

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