LOWEY, Nita M.

LOWEY, Nita M.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LOWEY, Nita M., a Representative from New York; born Nita Sue Melnikoff in New York, Bronx County, N.Y., July 5, 1937; graduated from Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, N.Y., 1955; B.S., Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., 1959; staff, New York secretary of state for economic development and neighborhood preservation; deputy director, New York state division of economic opportunity, 1975-1985; New York state assistant secretary of state, 1985-1987; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-January 3, 2021); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress in 2020; chair, Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress).

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Nita M. Lowey" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Appropriations - Chair
    • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs - Chair
  • House Committee - Education and Labor
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
  • House Committee - Merchant Marine and Fisheries
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Homeland Security
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
  • Joint Committee - Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform - Chair
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