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Representative Nita Lowey √ WIN

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District:
New York-17
Party:
Democrat
Terms:
15
Committees:
Appropriations
Caucuses:
Hudson River Caucus, International Conservation Caucus, Long Island Sound Caucus (Co-Chair)
Quotes:

“Natural assets, such as the Hudson River, are vital to our quality of life and local economy. That’s why Nita has fought successfully to improve water quality, protect our watersheds and ensure that our most precious resources are conserved for future generations.”

Websites:
http://lowey.house.gov/
http://www.loweyforcongress.com/
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Leadership: Congresswoman Lowey strongly supports clean energy investments that can spur American industry, address global climate change and reduce our reliance on imported oil. She backed the American Clean Energy and Security Act and she supports all efforts to reduce U.S. consumption of fossil fuels through increased efficiency standards for motor vehicles, cutting emissions from the manufacturing sector, and introducing green building and retrofitting standards. She is an avid supporter of alternative energies including wind, solar, and biofuels, and has supported legislation that invests in these technologies. Additionally, Congresswoman Lowey strongly opposes supporting big oil and has voted against opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, tax breaks for oil companies, and forcing taxpayers to pay for cleaning up contaminants released by big manufacturers.

Nita knows that natural assets, such as the Hudson River, are vital to quality of life and the local economy. She is co-founder of the Hudson River Caucus and author of the Water Pollution Control and Estuary Restoration Act, which provides federal assistance to help clean up critical aquatic habitats. She has fought successfully to improve water quality, protect our watersheds, and ensure that our most precious resources are conserved for future generations.

Representative Lowey sponsored:

  • H.R. 1972 (Nuclear Power Licensing Reform Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1096 (Water Pollution Control and Estuary Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 1506 (Encouraging state and local governments to establish plastic bag recycling programs)

Representative Lowey cosponsored:

  • H.R 2135 (Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act 2017)
  • H.R 2012 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1482 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 1902 (Protect Our Public Lands Act)
  • H.R. 2430 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 3526 (CECIL Act)
  • H.R. 1154 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1175 (FRESHER Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1921 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2174 (Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act)
  • H.R. 3145 (Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 520 (To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish)
  • H.R. 572 (Clean Ports Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 601 (End Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1242 (Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1375 (Clean Water Protection Act)
  • H.R. 1689 (Big Oil Welfare Repeal Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 1964 (Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2110 (Long Island Sound Improvement Act Amendments of 2011)
  • H.R. 2093 (Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 2537 (Beach Protection Act of 2008)
  • H.R. 1590 (Safe Climate Act of 2007)
  • H.R. 1636 (Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2005)
  • H.R. 1356 (Clean Water Authority Restoration Act of 2005)