Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Failure of Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

May 26, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Energy & Water Appropriations bill failed by a vote of 112-305.

“The Energy & Water Appropriations bill contained divisive and ideological riders when it came to the floor.  It was made much worse by the House’s shameful adoption of discriminatory amendments.  The fact that the Republican conference brought down their own bill due to the adoption of Sean Patrick Maloney’s anti-discrimination amendment is doubly shameful.

“Clearly there is only one path forward for the House majority if they are interested in enacting Appropriations bills: Work with Democrats on realistic, responsible funding levels for critical investments, and abandon discriminatory riders and amendments that have no place in Appropriations bills or anywhere else.”