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Lowey Statement on House Republican Tax Plan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the House Republican tax plan released today:   “Slashing the state and local tax deduction is a nonstarter. I support efforts to make the tax code fairer and to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, but this proposal would have the opposite effect for many of my constituents. I hope Republicans invite Democrats into the tax reform process and begin working with us on reforms that will grow the economy, create jobs, and improve the financial security of New Yorkers.…

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Las Vegas Shooting Leaves 50 Dead, Over 200 Injured

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More than 50 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said. The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and scrambling for their lives. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms and flights headed into the McCarran International Airport were held elsewhere. Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one described someone dying in their arms. One video showed…

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Deirdra O’Connor, Write-In Candidate for Rockland County Executive

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My name is Deirdra O’Connor and I am running as a write in For Rockland County Executive. There is an opportunity to ballot as a write in during the primary election on the reform line. If you are an independent or not affiliated with any party you are allowed to vote in the primary on the reform party line.  I am running because I believe the areas we are most vulnerable in are areas of great strength for me. I have been engaging and listening to all sides of the current debates when it comes to zoning, development, education, religion,…

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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

  9 months ago     371 Views     Leave your thoughts  

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

  9 months ago     204 Views     Leave your thoughts  

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

  10 months ago     375 Views     Leave your thoughts  

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

  10 months ago     252 Views     Leave your thoughts  

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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