Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey, Democrats Demand Trump Rescind Unconstitutional Executive Order

January 30, 2017
Press Release

Lowey Joined House and Senate Democrats on the Steps of the Supreme Court to Demand Trump Reverse His Illegal Refugee Policy

Washington, DC –Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and her House and Senate Democratic colleagues on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States to demand President Donald Trump rescind his unconstitutional executive order banning refugees based on their religion.

“Donald Trump has never had a boss before. Well, now he has 350 million of them, and our voices will be heard,” said Lowey. “I join the thousands of New Yorkers, and millions of Americans across the country, expressing outrage at President Trump’s hateful and unconstitutional executive order. My colleagues and I will continue to do everything we can to fight and defeat this illegal directive.”

Lowey is a proud original cosponsor of both the Statue of Liberty of Liberty Values Act (SOLVe) Act and the No Funds for Unconstitutional Executive Orders Act. Both prohibit the President from using congressionally authorized funds to enforce his unconstitutional executive orders.

Lowey has called on Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Citizenship Enforcement to release those held at airports who have already cleared security vetting procedures and to immediately give more information to their attorneys and families.