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Nita Lowey: Education cuts proposed by Trump officials who 'never had to worry' about paying for school

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., criticized the Trump administration's education budget on Wednesday by saying it was written by privileged administration officials who could easily afford college for their kids, unlike millions of other Americans.

Lowey, Engel: Put train safety technology in place

Positive Train Control was mandated by Congress in 2008, after two trains collided in Los Angeles, killing 25. Both Lowey, D-Harrison, and Engel, D-Bronx, voted for that legislation.

In 2014, the NTSB said positive train control would have prevented the Spuyten Duyvil crash, which killed four and injured 60.

The Federal Railroad Administration has been handling positive train control roll-out. Metro-North has not said whether speed, heat or a combination thereof caused the most recent derailment.

Investment in cancer research by Congress a victory: Letter

Congress recently approved this year’s budget and it included a $2 billion increase for medical research funding at the National Institutes of Health. It was only six weeks ago that the White House budget proposal suggested cutting this year’s funding by $1 billion. However, thanks to the leadership of Congresswoman Nita Lowey and her colleagues and because of countless advocates across the country who made their voices heard, we stopped the potentially devastating proposal in its tracks.

Tarrytown WWII vet Leon Gutherz receives medals 70 years later

WHITE PLAINS -A World War II veteran from Tarrytown received two medals Friday, seven decades after the war and only after a neighbor decided to advocate for them.

Leon Gutherz, 91, was a paratrooper in the Pacific. He made at least a dozen jumps.

Neighbors, with the help of Rep. Nita Lowey, sought to have him honored for his role in the war. The spent more than a year working to that end, and it paid off Friday in White Plains when Gutherz received the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation medal.

Lowey and Local Scientists: Trump Budget's Would Harm Climate and Local Jobs

PALISADES - Rep. Nita Lowey says she is drawing a line in the sand and calling out President Donald Trump on climate change.

Lowey met with scientists Monday at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades to discuss the administration’s proposed budget cuts.

The president's proposed 2018 budget cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 31 percent, some $2.6 billion.

Lowey joined the scientists following a weekend of protests around the country from people concerned about science, especially climate change.

Tips: How you can avoid the latest tax scams

WHITE PLAINS — In the past three years more than 10,000 taxpayers across America have been conned out of more than $55 million, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

There are plenty of fraudulent schemes that swindlers use to steal money from unsuspecting taxpayers each year, officials said. With Tax Day on April 18, officials said there are steps people should take now to avoid being fleeced and to report attempted scams.

Lowey Fights to Protect Initiatives Hudson Valley Families Depend on

Rockland congresswoman Nita Lowey vowed Wednesday to fight what she called President Donald Trump's devastating cuts to programs that help seniors and working people, including housing programs and food programs through Meals on Wheels.

Lowey, who also represents parts of Westchester County, said the Republican president's budget proposals would eliminate millions of dollars for programs supporting nutrition, housing, and heat for older and vulnerable New Yorkers.

Jewish Americans have cause to worry

As Jewish community centers across the country experience a wave of bomb threats and anti-Semitic hate crimes continue to rise, President Trump last week finally responded to the growing chorus of questions about the upsurge in anti-Semitism, calling the acts “horrible.” He added to the condemnation in Tuesday night’s address to Congress, saying that “we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.”

Federal grant to fund NYMC study of DNA in ovarian aging

WASHINGTON – The National Institute on Aging is granting the New York Medical College in White Plains $71,137 to study DNA repair in ovarian aging.

The grant will allow researchers to investigate how DNA damage is the root cause of two types of ovarian aging – reproductive aging and aging caused by cancer treatments. Once the key genes are identified, the research will advance efforts to protect and enhance women’s reproductive health using innovative pharmaceutical tools to repair the damaged DNA.

Lowey holds roundtable talk on Affordable Care Act repeal

YONKERS - Rep. Nita Lowey held a roundtable discussion in Westchester Monday to discuss the president’s promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

While most of the prominent faces in medicine across the Hudson Valley were in attendance, three everyday mothers stole the spotlight.

Lowey invited the mothers to share their struggles in front of Hudson Valley's top health care professionals, including seven hospital CEOs. They predicted chaos, confusion and catastrophe should the Affordable Care Act be repealed without a replacement.

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