Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Response to President’s State of the Union

January 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement in response to the President’s final State of the Union before a Joint Session of Congress:

“The President’s speech tonight inspired us to harness the American spirit and work together to ensure peace, well-being, and opportunity for all. We’ve made great progress since the depths of the Great Recession, but there is still much more work to be done to help hardworking families.

“The American people – and certainly New Yorkers – want commonsense solutions to the long-term challenges our country faces: reducing gun violence, leaving future generations with a greener planet, ensuring quality education for all students, protecting our communities and our national security, and helping Americans who are working hard, but not reaping enough in return.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the Administration, my colleagues, and local officials to ensure prosperity for the Lower Hudson Valley for years to come.”