Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Issues

Congresswoman Lowey is the Ranking Member on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

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Economic Growth

The economy is steadily improving, but there is still much work to be done. Congresswoman Lowey believes our federal government can play a key role in fostering economic growth. She is fighting to secure investments in New York infrastructure, workers, and businesses to facilitate job creation.

Consumer Protection

One of Congresswoman Lowey’s top priorities in Congress is ensuring consumers are protected against unsafe or dishonest financial practices and consumer products.

Homeland Security

Congresswoman Lowey has a long record of support for efforts to fight terrorism through a combination of a strong defense, expert diplomacy, assistance for first responders, and special attention to security measures here at home. She is working to make our nation and our region more secure.

Health Care

To combat unsustainable and increasing medical costs for American families, businesses, and our government, Congress and the Administration reformed our nation’s health insurance system to make high-quality care more accessible and affordable.

Education

As a grandmother of eight and a former PTA member, Congresswoman Nita Lowey believes improving education is critical to our economic recovery and our children’s futures. Our economic competitiveness is directly linked to our ability to prepare students for the needs of the global economy.

Environment

Congresswoman Lowey is a leader in the fight to protect America's air, land, and water, and to stop global climate change. She is consistently among the Members of Congress rated most highly by the League of Conservation Voters (LVC).

Energy Independence and Security

Our nation’s dependence on oil, including exports from some of the most volatile regions of the world, hurts our national security, economic security, and environment. That is why Congresswoman Lowey believes it is vital to reduce fossil fuel consumption and develop alternative new, clean, and advanced energy sources.

Foreign Affairs

Congresswoman Lowey believes a robust foreign policy is critical to United States national security. She is a leading proponent of all three elements of a strong national security strategy: defense, diplomacy, and development.

Safe and Secure Communities

Congresswoman Lowey believes citizens have the basic right to live in communities free from fear and violence.

Small Business

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and economy. There are over 24 million small businesses in the U.S., and over two million in New York.  Small businesses represent over 99 percent of all employer firms, employ half of all private sector employees, pay 45 percent of total U.S.

Seniors

Congresswoman Nita Lowey stands by our region’s seniors and against policies that jeopardize the benefits they have earned through a lifetime of hard work.

Veterans

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Protecting Animals

Congresswoman Lowey believes that the humane treatment of animals is among the responsibilities of a decent society.