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Lowey, Democrats Demand Trump Rescind Unconstitutional Executive Order

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Lowey Joined House and Senate Democrats on the Steps of the Supreme Court to Demand Trump Reverse His Illegal Refugee Policy Washington, DC –Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and her House and Senate Democratic colleagues on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States to demand President Donald Trump rescind his unconstitutional executive order banning refugees based on their religion. “Donald Trump has never had a boss before. Well, now he has 350 million of them, and our voices will…

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Lowey Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Instituting Religious Tests for Refugees

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White Plains, NY - Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's executive order instituting religious tests for refugees: "For more than 200 years, the United States has been a haven and symbol of hope for people around the world fleeing persecution, violence, and unspeakable horror. Our Statue of Liberty proudly proclaims, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.' Yet, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump enacted an unconstitutional executive order banning people of a particular religion from entering the United States. "We already…

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Full Text of President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The visa-issuance process plays a crucial role in detecting individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States. Perhaps in…

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Five dead after gunmen open fire during evening prayers at Quebec City mosque, Reuters reports

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A witness said up to three gunmen opened fire on about 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center during evening prayers Sunday, killing five people, the mosque’s president told reporters, according to Reuters. A witness told the news agency that up to three gunmen were involved in the attack. Police established a security perimeter around the mosque and declined to comment. In June 2016, a pig’s head was left on the doorstep of the center, Reuters said.

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President Trump’s Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order on Extreme Vetting

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“America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama…

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House Passage of the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – Introduced by Representatives Lowey and Reichert

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Over 120 Million Children and Adolescents Not in School Globally  READ Act Would Accelerate Impact of U.S. Basic Education Programs   WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, and Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA). The Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act aims to enhance transparency and accelerate the impact of U.S. basic education programs around the world in order to help achieve universal access to quality basic education and improve learning outcomes. “Education is the fundamental tool that empowers girls and boys to increase their…

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The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot

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By Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker and Matea Gold The Washington Post President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event, a tranquil interfaith prayer service, when the flashes of anger began to build.Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall. As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged. Pundits…

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Former FBI Employee Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 24 Months In Prison For Acting As An Agent Of China

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Kun Shan Chun, a/k/a “Joey Chun,” Provided Sensitive FBI Information to the Chinese Government Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mary B. McCord, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that KUN SHAN CHUN, a/k/a “Joey Chun,” was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison and pay a $10,000 fine based on his conviction for acting in the United States as an agent of the People’s Republic of China (“China”), without providing…

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Teens Report Onslaught of Bullying During Divisive Election

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In a survey of 50,000 teens, some 70 percent reported abusive behavior across months of a notably angry presidential campaign. by A.C. Thompson ProPublica, Jan. 24, 2017 A new national survey of more than 50,000 teens charts a surge in abusive and hateful behavior among young people since the beginning of the presidential election campaign. “Our biggest takeaway was that 70 percent of all respondents had witnessed bullying, hate speech or harassment since the 2016 election,” said Allison Turner, assistant press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBT advocacy group that conducted the survey. HRC polled a large,…

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Lowey Introduces HER Act to Permanently Repeal Global Gag Rule

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Over 100 Cosponsors in House Demand Effective Foreign Aid Policy That Stops Attack on Vulnerable Women   Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester, Ranking Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, which would permanently repeal the ill-conceived, anti-woman Global Gag Rule, in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order reinstating the policy.   “President Trump said he would put ‘America First’ in his Inaugural Address. He can’t do that by marginalizing women around the world,” said Lowey. “Reinstating the dangerous and arbitrary Global Gag Rule is…

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