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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

The New York political class got a surprise on Thursday when 16-term Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of the 17th House district announced her retirement, effective at the end of the term. The 82-year-old chair of the House Appropriations committee said in a statement: "It is my deep honor and privilege to serve my community and my country, and I will always be grateful to the people who have entrusted me to represent them." WAMC News got reaction from longtime Congressional reporter David Hawkings, editor-in-chief of The Fulcrum

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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.

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House Democrats have released four individual bills intended to end the partial government shutdown.

House Appropriations Committee Ranking Democrat Nita Lowey of New York, along with ranking House Democrats on three subcommittees, have written to their Republican counterparts, regarding the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Democrats in Washington have had few options this session.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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There appears to be a generation gap on the left.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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The school shooting in Florida has reignited an old debate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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New York drivers are getting used to a new bridge with a new name.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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Recovery in Puerto Rico is going to take a long time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. They talked a day before she left for a Congressional trip to the island.

Lawmakers are facing a tough decision over the Iranian nuclear program.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. relationship with Israel must remain sacred.

What’s the life of a Congressperson like?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her schedule.

Most arguments in Washington ultimately boil down to how much to spend and what to spend it on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Republican budget is bad for her constituents.

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17) blasted the Republican majority in the House on Tuesday for adjourning for the holidays without approving an extension to the federal unemployment insurance benefits.

In Rockland and Westchester counties, Lowey’s constituency, some 5,000 people will lose their federal jobless aid as of December 29.

WASHINGTON – If the US Supreme Court sides with business allowing it to make decisions as to what health coverage an employee will have under Obamacare, it will spell trouble, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17) said Tuesday.

She was reacting to the court’s decision to take up challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that for-profit corporations include contraception coverage in employees’ insurance plans.

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Transportation has approved a $1.6 billion loan to help finance construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.

The funding comes from the DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called the loan “a huge win for New York State.”

The issue of tolls to cross the new twin-span remains up in the air, the governor noted.

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY16) wants to know why gasoline pump prices, which appeared to have stabilized and even dropped slightly earlier this summer, have risen again.

Lowey notes that oil company profits continue to climb at a time when people holding minimum wage jobs cannot afford to drive to work.

The House member said part of a solution is to require higher gas mileage on automobiles.