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Sean Patrick Maloney

Maloney, Lowey Face Vote on Syria

Last week, President Obama looked poised to take military action in response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons without turning to Congress for approval. On Saturday, he put part of the onus on lawmakers, saying he believes military action is necessary but will seek congressional backing. “I’ve long believed that our power is rooted […]

Indy Candidate in 17th C.D. Fumes Over Placement on Socialist Line

Indy Candidate in 17th C.D. Fumes Over Placement on Socialist Line

The independent candidate in the 17th Congressional District race has vowed to sue the New York State Board of Elections for placing his name on the Socialism and Liberation line on about 8,000 absentee ballots. Frank Morganthaler, a Hawthorne resident who is opposing Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey and Republican challenger Joe Carvin on Nov. 6, […]

Primary Preview 2012

Primary Preview: Carvin vs. Russell for GOP’s 17th C.D. Nod

In the June 26 Republican primary for New York’s 17th Congressional District, Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin faces Hawthorne resident Jim Russell for the right to take on Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) in November. The newly configured district will include Rockland County and parts of Westchester. Economic Issues Front and Center for Carvin’s Candidacy in […]

Rep. Nita Lowey

Lowey Backs Obama’s Reversal on Gay Marriage

After President Obama announced his support for gay marriage Wednesday, Rep. Nita Lowey issued a statement supporting his new position. “I have been blessed to have a long and happy marriage,” Lowey (D-Harrison) said in a statement Wednesday evening after posting the same remarks on Facebook and Twitter. “I strongly believe all Americans deserve that […]

Pace Women's Justice Center Executive Director Jane Aoyama-Martin, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Westchester Country District Attorney Janet DiFiore pushed Monday for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act at Pace Law School.

Lowey Presses for Domestic Violence Funding

Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore Monday to advocate for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, legislation she said provides “essential” funding to the fight against domestic violence. “This is such a critical piece of legislation, and we appreciate your advocacy because it is being blocked in the House […]

GOP Congressional Nod Up for Grabs After Rosen Leaves Race

GOP Congressional Nod Up for Grabs After Rosen Leaves Race

Larchmont businessman and retired Lieutenant Colonel Mark Rosen had planned for almost a year to run against Rep. Nita Lowey in the 18th Congressional District. He had been set to run in 2010, but had to leave the race when he was called to serve in Afghanistan. This election cycle, he was the early front-runner […]

Honorees and ceremony particiapants sing "Happy Bithday" to Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Centennial Gala

Girl Scouts U.S.A. celebrated its 100th Anniversary on March 12. Girls Scouts Heart of the Hudson, the council which oversees the programs for the girls in the Lower Hudson Valley, held a Centennial Gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown to mark the occasion. Actress Vanessa Williams and Congresswoman Nita Lowey, were joined by […]

Women Honored as Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Women Honored as Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Millions of girls and women around the globe have something in common: they are or were a Girl Scout. On March 12, Girls Scouts will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.  To help commemorate, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (GSHH) is hosting a centennial gala honoring Women of Leadership and Excellence next Thursday, March 15 […]

Lowey Blasts GOP for Inaction on Payroll Tax

Lowey Blasts GOP for Inaction on Payroll Tax

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Scarsdale) blasted House Republicans Tuesday for rejecting a plan to extend the payroll tax holiday for two months after the Senate had passed the legislation with bipartisan support. “The House Republican majority’s decision to reject tax relief for hard-working, middle-class families is outrageous and inexcusable. There could be no clearer illustration of […]

Lowey Calls for Bipartisan Effort to Extend Payroll Tax Cut

Lowey Calls for Bipartisan Effort to Extend Payroll Tax Cut

With Democratic and Republican lawmakers butting heads over the extension of the payroll tax cut, Rep. Nita Lowey called on Congress to extend the tax reduction before going home for the holidays. “It is unfathomable, it is hard to believe, that some in the Congress would prefer to play politics and let the payroll tax […]

Lowey Pushes for Obama’s Jobs Act

Lowey Pushes for Obama’s Jobs Act

At a press conference in White Plains Thursday, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) called on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, President Obama’s proposal aimed at lowering unemployment. Lowey was joined on the steps of the White Plains Public Safety Headquarters by officials from White Plains and Yonkers, including White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. Obama’s […]

Congresswoman Lowey Slams GOP Budget Proposal

Congresswoman Lowey Slams GOP Budget Proposal

Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, responding to the budget plan unveiled by House Republicans, labeled the 2012 proposal “extreme and radical.” “It would privatize Medicare, turning a program that has served senior citizens well since 1965 into a voucher system that would only save costs by offering inferior coverage,” Lowey stated in prepared remarks.

Lowey Reacts to Attempt on Colleagues' Life

Lowey Reacts to Attempt on Colleagues’ Life

As news of the Arizona shooting rampage gripped the nation today, Congresswoman Nita Lowey reacted to the attempt on her House colleagues’ life. Lowey said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords “is a warm and spirited woman and a dedicated and hardworking representative.” “My thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her family, staff, and constituents […]