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November 7, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Statement on Impacts and Costs of Government Shutdown
The government shutdown was a shameful and damaging episode that we can't afford to repeat.
October 18, 2013 Press Release
Lowey statement on Rep. C.W. Bill Young

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL):

October 16, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Urges End to Shutdown, Default Threat
It is incredibly disappointing that Republicans have dangerously put our economy and American families at such great risk. I ask them tonight: has it been worth it?
September 28, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Statement on 2014 Continuing Resolution
By refusing to advance a Continuing Resolution that can pass the Senate, the Republican majority has made the reckless and irresponsible choice to shut down the federal government.
September 28, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Statement on "Pay Our Troops" Act
This bill assumes that the government will shut down. The title of the bill says as much: "Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown". It would not have been introduced if we weren't in the midst of politi
September 23, 2013 Press Release
2014 Continuing Resolution Chooses Partisanship Over Progress
The 2014 continuing resolution (CR) would prioritize an ideological fight to defund the Affordable Care Act ahead of American jobs and the economy.
September 20, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Statement on 2014 Continuing Resolution
On September 10th, Chairman Rogers introduced the CR and his statement noted, "This bill is free of controversial riders...and does not seek to change existing federal policies." How things have changed!
June 4, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Statement on Discretionary Spending Levels
The Ryan budget endorses sequestration and is unrealistic, unworkable, and economically misguided.
May 21, 2013 Press Release
Lowey Rejects Insufficient Appropriations Allocations
The insufficiency of these allocations is crystal clear. Democrats cannot and will not support Appropriations bills that continue to gut services and investments critical to middle-class American families.
April 26, 2013 Press Release
Lowey: FAA "Fix" Nothing But a Band-Aid
Granting FAA flexibility to prevent air traffic controller furloughs and maintain full staffing levels is the right thing to do. But let me be clear. This bill is nothing more than a Band-aid.