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Rep. Nita Lowey Bids Farewell On The House Floor

Dec 23, 2020
NY-17 Rep. Nita Lowey delivers farewell remarks on the House floor, December 20, 2020
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Outgoing U.S. Representative from New York Nita Lowey recently delivered farewell remarks on the House floor.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Women are making strides in American leadership positions, but it has been a long road.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Democrat Nita Lowey from the 17th district wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded December 16.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Partisanship in Washington may be at an all-time high.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Democrat Nita Lowey from the 17th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded December 16.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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After 32 years, Rep. Nita Lowey is leaving Congress this month.

In today’s Congressional Corner, the New York Democrat from the 17th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded December 16.

Indian Point nuclear power plant, Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York Congresswoman says a Westchester County town in her district has been awarded funding to help expand its tax base. This comes as the nearby Indian Point nuclear power plant is set to completely shut down in seven months.

Tropical Storm Isais Damage in Dutchess County, Aug. 4, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A number of New York’s congressional representatives and the state’s two U.S. senators are calling on President Trump to grant New York’s major disaster declaration request. This comes after damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

Mondaire Jones
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In New York’s 17th Congressional District, Progressive Mondaire Jones is the leader among seven candidates after Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, according to unofficial results. Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey is not seeking re-election. And while several thousand absentee ballots have yet to be counted, Jones expects to be the Democratic nominee. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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There are primary elections for both major parties today in New York’s Hudson Valley. Three Democrats are taking on longtime Congressman Eliot Engel while, next door, seven Democrats are vying for the chance to succeed Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election. 

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National eyes are on two New York Democratic congressional primary races Tuesday in the lower Hudson Valley.

Washington DC
James DeMers

There is a seven-way Democratic primary race Tuesday in New York’s 17th Congressional District, where Democrat Nita Lowey is not seeking re-election after 16 terms. In public polling, the same names occupy the top four slots, though in differing orders. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin about the NY-17 primary.

U.S. House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey
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The next federal coronavirus relief package is taking shape, and it includes much-sought aid for state and local governments that are warning of imminent cuts.

NRC Extends Comment Period Regarding Indian Point

Feb 14, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to extend the public comment period for the Indian Point nuclear power plant license transfer application another 30 days. The NRC is reviewing an application to transfer Entergy’s three Buchanan-based reactors to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York congressional lawmakers are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed license transfer for Indian Point for decommissioning.

Adam Schleifer is one of more than a dozen Democrats who want to succeed longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election. Schleifer left his job as a federal prosecutor to join the crowded primary field for New York’s 17th House District. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Schleifer about why he’s in the race.

The candidate field in the race for New York’s 17th Congressional District seat has swelled into the double digits, at least on the Democratic side. They want the chance to succeed Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election after 16 terms. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison spoke with a candidate on the other side of the aisle, businessman Josh Eisen.

Hudson Valley Headlining Issues Continue Into 2020

Jan 6, 2020
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A number of issues that garnered headlines in the Hudson Valley in 2019 continue this year. There will be a number of closely watched political contests, environmental issues and, most recently, attacks on religious institutions. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at a few of the stories from 2019 that are carrying into 2020.

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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey says she has secured federal funding to help the lower Hudson Valley cope with the economic burden of the impending closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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The impeachment inquiry continues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey of the 17th district wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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A stalwart of the House will be heading home.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey of the 17th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Former Obama Defense Official Joins NY-17 Race

Nov 21, 2019

Another candidate wants to succeed retiring Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey in New York’s 17th District. Chappaqua resident Evelyn Farkas served under President Obama in the Department of Defense and says she sounded the alarm about Russian election interference. She said as much in a tweet Monday, announcing her candidacy. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison spoke with Farkas about why she’s running.

Rep. Lowey Reintroduces Bill To Ban Traps In Refuges

Nov 17, 2019
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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey has reintroduced a bill that would prohibit body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge system.

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A fourth Democrat has entered the race for a congressional seat in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Westchester County resident Allison Fine announced Thursday she will run for the 17th District seat held by Democrat Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election after 16 terms.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Fine about why she’s entering the race.

NYS Senator Carlucci Enters Congressional Race

Oct 21, 2019

New York state Senator David Carlucci made it official Monday morning: he will run to replace fellow Democrat Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House after 16 terms. He joins a few other Democrats already in the field. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Carlucci this morning shortly after he made the announcement via video.

In a move that surprised the political class from Washington to New York, Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey said Thursday she will not seek re-election. The Democrat from the 17th District that includes all of Rockland County and part of Westchester has been in Congress since 1989. Lowey spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about her decision.

In a surprise, longtime lower Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced Thursday that she will not seek re-election next year. The Democrat from the 17th District that includes all of Rockland County and part of Westchester has been in Congress since 1989. 

RCC Receives Its Largest Grant Award

Oct 2, 2019
Courtesy of Rockland Community College

A community college in Rockland County, New York has received the largest grant award in its 60-year history.

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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey held a roundtable discussion Monday on gun violence. She says she will be thinking about all the input and what can be done in the House. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the chair of the House Appropriations Committee about this and more.

Mondaire Jones
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Earlier this month, a primary challenger to longtime New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced his candidacy for the lower Hudson Valley district. He’s hoping for an upset like the one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off in a 2018 primary, unseating New York City Democrat Joe Crowley. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Mondaire Jones about his campaign.

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Federal lawmakers from New York are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to hold a public meeting in Westchester. This comes amid noise concerns of residents near the Westchester County Airport.

New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey says federal funding will help spinal cord research at an institute in Westchester County.

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