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FILE -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In Need

A 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.

07/08/2015

FILE -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Ashford Avenue Bridge Project Could Suffer If Federal Highway Trust Fund Expires

Without the trust fund, the project could be delayed or local taxpayers could end up footing the bill.

05/19/2015

FILE -- A train carries oil.(credit: Getty Images)

Environmentalists, Officials In Rockland Voice Concerns After North Dakota Oil Train Derailment

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., wants to ban all Bakken crude shipments by rail unless volatile gases are first removed.

05/07/2015

file - Ebola health workers dress in protective clothing.(credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Officials Discuss Ebola Training For At-Risk NYC Employees

New York City is stepping up its training for city workers who could be the first ones to make contact with anyone with Ebola.

10/20/2014

More than two dozen New York elected officials rally at City Hall in support of Israel. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-Demonstration

More 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.

07/14/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Tom Kaminski, WCBS Newsradio 880)

Obama Announces Infrastructure Plan During Tappan Zee Bridge Speech

President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday as he announced a series of measures aimed at improving the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

05/14/2014

A train and a truck collided in December 2013 at a crossing in West Nyack, N.Y. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Pols In Rockland County Call For Stricter Freight Train Safety Standards

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland, and several other elected officials called for the U.S. Department of Transportation to set stricter standards

03/17/2014

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor on January 2, 2013 in the Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Congress Quickly Approves $9.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Flood Aid

The 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.

01/04/2013

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Sleepy Hollow, NY - Aug 31, 2008 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

President Obama Greenlights Speeding Up New Tappan Zee Bridge Project

The 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.

10/11/2011

A volunteer packs a bag of food stuffs for waiting people at the Yorkville Common Pantry in Harlem (file/Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Hudson Valley Congresswoman Upset Over Cuts To Food Assistance Programs

Worried 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.

06/26/2011

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NY Congresswoman: Be Aware Of Internet Scams

Internet scams targeting immigrants and seniors are circling around online and Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey wants her constituents to be cautious.

02/05/2011

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Westchester GOP Cuts Ties With Alleged White Supremacist

An embattled candidate answered his critics on Monday. Republican congressional nominee Jim Russell bristled at suggestions he’s a racist.

09/27/2010