WHITE PLAINS, NY – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on the passing of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo:
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mario Cuomo, a friend for more than 40 years and an inspiration to me throughout my years in public service. I worked closely with him during the four years he served as Secretary of State.
“Elected governor for three terms, Mario Cuomo led a revival of New York’s economy and increased services to children and families throughout the state.
“New Yorkers are fortunate that, while we mourn the loss of a truly great governor, we can be assured that his legacy will continue with the dedicated leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.”
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