Officials Discuss Safety Measures One Year After Deadly After Metro-North Crash In ValhallaSince the accident, the federal government has committed $350 million for grade crossing improvements and another $6.5 million for a public awareness campaign.
Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In NeedA spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.
Ashford Avenue Bridge Project Could Suffer If Federal Highway Trust Fund ExpiresWithout the trust fund, the project could be delayed or local taxpayers could end up footing the bill.
Environmentalists, Officials In Rockland Voice Concerns After North Dakota Oil Train DerailmentRep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., wants to ban all Bakken crude shipments by rail unless volatile gases are first removed.
Officials Discuss Ebola Training For At-Risk NYC EmployeesNew York City is stepping up its training for city workers who could be the first ones to make contact with anyone with Ebola.
NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-DemonstrationMore than two dozen New York elected officials have been rallying at City Hall in support of Israel. Nearly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates.
Obama Announces Infrastructure Plan During Tappan Zee Bridge SpeechPresident Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday as he announced a series of measures aimed at improving the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
Pols In Rockland County Call For Stricter Freight Train Safety StandardsU.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland, and several other elected officials called for the U.S. Department of Transportation to set stricter standards
Congress Quickly Approves $9.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Flood AidThe House of Representatives and Senate approved a Hurricane Sandy relief bill on Friday. That means checks could soon be in the mail for tens of thousands of storm victims to repair their homes and businesses.
President Obama Greenlights Speeding Up New Tappan Zee Bridge ProjectThe White House says New York desperately needs a new bridge. President Barack Obama issued an executive order Tuesday clearing the way for a long-awaited Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.
Hudson Valley Congresswoman Upset Over Cuts To Food Assistance ProgramsWorried about how it will affect Westchester's most vulnerable, Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey says the House of Representatives was irresponsible when it passed the Agriculture Appropriation Act.
NY Congresswoman: Be Aware Of Internet ScamsInternet scams targeting immigrants and seniors are circling around online and Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey wants her constituents to be cautious.