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|Last election = [[New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 =$14.54
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 8, 1988
 
|First elected = November 8, 1988
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $ = 11,589,735
 
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|Prior office = [[New York Secretary of State|New York Assistant Secretary of State]]
 
|Prior office = [[New York Secretary of State|New York Assistant Secretary of State]]
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|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Profession = Civil Servant
 
|Profession = Civil Servant
|Net worth =$36,633,517
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|Net worth =$34,290,511.50
 
|Religion = Judaism
 
|Religion = Judaism
 
|Office website = http://lowey.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://lowey.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://loweyforcongress.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://loweyforcongress.com/
 
|Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Nita Melnikoff Lowey''' (b. February, 1947) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 17th congressional district]]. Lowey was first elected to the House in 1988 and is currently serving his thirteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Lowey had previously served the 18th district. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made Lowey's district less favorable for Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Nita Melnikoff Lowey''' (b. February, 1947, in New York, [[New York|NY]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 17th Congressional District]]. Lowey was first elected to the House in 1988 and is currently serving her thirteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012, Lowey had previously served the [[New York's 18th Congressional District|18th District]]. ''Politico'' reported that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] made Lowey's district less favorable for Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'', "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
  
Lowey is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 17th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Lowey {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] and [[Working Families Party]] candidate seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 17th Congressional District]] of [[New York]]. Lowey also filed to run with the [[Independence Party of America|Independence Party]], but the New York Board of Elections invalidated her petitions.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''New York Board of Elections'', "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref> She ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NY_US_House_0624.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014]</ref>
  
Prior to her congressional career Lowey served as [[New York Secretary of State|New York Assistant Secretary of State]] from 1985-1987.
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Prior to her congressional career, Lowey served as [[New York Secretary of State|New York Assistant Secretary of State]] from 1985-1987.
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Lowey was born in New York, [[New York]]. She earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1959.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=l000480 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "LOWEY, Nita M., (1937 - )"]</ref>
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Lowey was born in New York, [[New York]]. She earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1959.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=l000480 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "LOWEY, Nita M., (1937 - )"]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
After earning her degree, Lowey served as assistant to the [[New York]] Secretary of State for Economic Development and Neighborhood Preservation, as Deputy Director of the [[New York]] State Division of Economic Opportunity from 1975-1985, and as [[New York]] Assistant Secretary of State from 1985-1987.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=l000480 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "LOWEY, Nita M., (1937 - )"]</ref>
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After earning her degree, Lowey served as assistant to the [[New York]] Secretary of State for Economic Development and Neighborhood Preservation, as Deputy Director of the [[New York]] State Division of Economic Opportunity from 1975-1985, and as [[New York]] Assistant Secretary of State from 1985-1987.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=l000480 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "LOWEY, Nita M., (1937 - )"]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Lowey serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Lowey serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]] ''Ranking member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]] ''Ranking member''
 
**Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (Ranking member)
 
**Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (Ranking member)
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Lowey served on the following committees:<ref>[http://lowey.house.gov/about-nita/ ''Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Serving New York's 18th District'' "About Nita"]</ref>
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Lowey served on the following committees:<ref>[http://lowey.house.gov/about-nita/ ''Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Serving New York's 18th District'', "About Nita"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee  on State and Foreign Operations
 
**Subcommittee  on State and Foreign Operations
 
**Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
 
**Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
 
**Subcommittee on Homeland Security
 
**Subcommittee on Homeland Security
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Lowey voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26982/nita-lowey?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UlWeyRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Lowey's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Lowey voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} Lowey voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Lowey voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm Bill====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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Lowey voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26982/nita-lowey?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UlWjoxCmUrg ''Vote Smart'', "Lowey on agriculture," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====King Amendment====
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Lowey signed a letter sent to [[Collin Peterson]] in August 2013, asking him to keep [[Steve King (Iowa)|Steve King]]'s amendment out of the final Farm Bill.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/public-statement/806604/letter-to-ranking-member-collin-peterson-house-committee-on-agriculture-reject-rep-kings-provision-on-farm-bill#.UkBtzIakrMk ''Vote Smart'', "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill,," accessed September 23, 2013]</ref>  The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.<ref>[http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/17/king-farm-bill-amendment-angers-animal-advocates/ ''Time.com'', "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>.  King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for  egg-producing chickens.  King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Lowey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Lowey voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Lowey voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26982/nita-lowey?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UlWkVRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Lowey's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Nay vote}} Lowey voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26982/nita-lowey?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UlWkohCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Lowey's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} Lowey voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/26982/nita-lowey?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UlWlDRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Lowey," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Lowey voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s060_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Nita Lowey's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Lowey is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Lowey received a score of 61 percent on social issues and 12 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name= Lowey |Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/NY/Nita_Lowey.htm ''On The Issues'', "Nita Lowey Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|God= Opposes
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Favors
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Neutral
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
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*Defense & International Affairs
 
*Defense & International Affairs
 
*Economic Growth & Fiscal Responsibility
 
*Economic Growth & Fiscal Responsibility
*Quality, Affordable Health Care
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*Quality, Affordable Healthcare
 
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Lowey voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
  
:: ''See also: [[New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Lowey is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Lowey {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014|17th District]]. Lowey ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. She attempted to run for the Independence Party nomination as well, but her petitions with the New York Board of Elections were invalidated. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Lowey won re-election in 2012. Because of [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Lowey ran in the newly drawn 17th district. ''Politico'' reports that the new district is less supportive of Lowey.<ref name="pol"/>
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Lowey won re-election in 2012. Because of [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Lowey ran in the newly drawn 17th District. ''Politico'' reported that the new district was less supportive of Lowey.<ref name="pol"/>
  
Lowey ran on the Democratic and Working Families tickets.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 17, 2012]</ref> She was unopposed in the primaries and defeated [[Joe Carvin]] (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/Combined_2012_GEN_INT_NoPE.pdf New York Board of Elections "2012 Candidate List" Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
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Lowey ran on the Democratic and Working Families tickets.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'', "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 17, 2012]</ref> She was unopposed in the primaries and defeated [[Joe Carvin]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/Combined_2012_GEN_INT_NoPE.pdf New York Board of Elections "2012 Candidate List" accessed October 17, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/372/Nita-M-Lowey Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Lowey attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Lowey
 
|Name=Lowey
 
|year=2000
 
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|Editdate= March 23, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00001024&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Nita Lowey" March 2013]</ref>
 
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|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
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|totalraised2010=2062770
 
|totalraised2010=2062770
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th congressional district|District 18]])
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|office2010=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th Congressional District|District 18]])
 
|totalraised2008=1394481
 
|totalraised2008=1394481
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th congressional district|District 18]])
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|office2008=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th Congressional District|District 18]])
 
|totalraised2006=1344129
 
|totalraised2006=1344129
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th congressional district|District 18]])
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|office2006=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th Congressional District|District 18]])
 
|totalraised2004=1636465
 
|totalraised2004=1636465
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th congressional district|District 18]])
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|totalraised2002=1227782
 
|totalraised2002=1227782
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
|office2002=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th congressional district|District 18]])
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|totalraised2000=1758439
 
|totalraised2000=1758439
 
|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
|office2000=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 18th congressional district|District 18]])
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===2014===
 
===2014===
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Lowey’s reports.<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?H0NY18065 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Nita Lowey Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nita Lowey 2014 FEC}}
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Nita Lowey (2014)
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/877/13961624877/13961624877.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Nita Lowey April Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 15, 2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 417573.87
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|Total Contributions 1 = 382454.15
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|Expenditures 1= 474142.01
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 325886.01
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/085/13964070085/13964070085.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Nita Lowey July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 325886.01
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|Total Contributions 2 = 142689.76
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|Expenditures 2= 103382.88
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 365192.89
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===Individual breakdown===
 
===Individual breakdown===
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Nita Lowey 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Lowey's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Lowey won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Lowey's campaign committee raised a total of $2,165,669 and spent $2,491,789.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00001024&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Nita Lowey 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
Lowey won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Lowey's campaign committee raised a total of $2,165,669 and spent $2,491,789.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00001024&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Nita Lowey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
 
====Cost per vote====
 
Lowey spent $14.54 per vote received in 2012.
 
Lowey spent $14.54 per vote received in 2012.
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|party = Democratic
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Nita_Lowey_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Lowey's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Lowey was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] for a twelfth term in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $2,062,770 and spent $2,033,256.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001024&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Nita M. Lowey 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011]</ref>
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Lowey was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] for a twelfth term in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $2,062,770 and spent $2,033,256.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001024&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Nita M. Lowey 2010 Election Data," accessed December 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $2,062,770
 
|total raised = $2,062,770
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|inddonor5 = $118,300
 
|inddonor5 = $118,300
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Lowey's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $12,816,023 and $55,765,000. That averages to '''$34,290,511.50''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Lowey ranked as the 20th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001024&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Nita Lowey (D-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Lowey's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> decreased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|2010 = 41210018.00
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|2011 =  36633517.00
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|2012 = 34290511
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Lowey is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of June 20, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/nita_lowey/400246 ''Gov Track'' "Lowey" Accessed June 20, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Lowey is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/nita_lowey/400246 ''GovTrack'', "Nita Lowey," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Lowey received in June 2013.
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400246_Nita_Lowey ''OpenCongress,'' "Nita Lowey," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400246_Nita_Lowey ''OpenCongress'', "Nita Lowey," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref>
 
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Lowey least often votes with:
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan (Congress)|Jeff Duncan]]
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Lowey missed 465 of 15,369 roll call votes from Jan 1989 to Apr 2013, which is 3.0% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/nita_lowey/400246 ''GovTrack,'' "Nita Lowey" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Lowey missed 474 of 16,387 roll call votes from January 1989 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lowey paid his congressional staff a total of $870,292 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Nita_M._Lowey.html ''LegiStorm'', "Nita M. Lowey," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lowey paid his congressional staff a total of $870,292 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Nita_M._Lowey.html ''LegiStorm'', "Nita M. Lowey," accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Lowey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $14,337,034 to $58,930,000. That averages to $36,633,517, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 11.11% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001024&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
 
====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Lowey's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $15,395,036 to $67,025,000. Averaging to a net worth of $41,210,018 which was higher than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001024&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2013====
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Lowey ranked 92nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lowey tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 115th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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Lowey ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lowey tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 118th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Lowey ranked 118th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
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Nita and Stephen Lowey have been married for more than 45 years and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.<ref>[http://lowey.house.gov/about-nita/ ''Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Serving New York's 18th District'', "About Nita"]</ref>
  
 
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Nita and Stephen Lowey have been married for more than 45 years and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.<ref>[http://lowey.house.gov/about-nita/ ''Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Serving New York's 18th District'' "About Nita"]</ref>
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==See also==
 
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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Nita Lowey
Nita Lowey.jpeg
U.S. House, New York, District 17
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEliot Engel (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$14.54 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,589,735
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York Assistant Secretary of State
1985-1987
Education
Bachelor'sMount Holyoke College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 5, 1937
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionCivil Servant
Net worth$34,290,511.50
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Nita Melnikoff Lowey (b. February, 1947, in New York, NY) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 17th Congressional District. Lowey was first elected to the House in 1988 and is currently serving her thirteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012, Lowey had previously served the 18th District. Politico reported that redistricting made Lowey's district less favorable for Democrats.[1]

Lowey is a 2014 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 17th Congressional District of New York. Lowey also filed to run with the Independence Party, but the New York Board of Elections invalidated her petitions.[2] She ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[3]

Prior to her congressional career, Lowey served as New York Assistant Secretary of State from 1985-1987.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lowey is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Lowey was born in New York, New York. She earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1959.[4]

Career

After earning her degree, Lowey served as assistant to the New York Secretary of State for Economic Development and Neighborhood Preservation, as Deputy Director of the New York State Division of Economic Opportunity from 1975-1985, and as New York Assistant Secretary of State from 1985-1987.[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lowey serves on the following committees:[6]

  • Appropriations Committee Ranking member
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (Ranking member)

2011-2012

Lowey served on the following committees:[7]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Lowey's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Lowey voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Lowey voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Lowey voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Lowey voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Lowey voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[12] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[13]

King Amendment

Lowey signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[14] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[15]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Lowey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Lowey voted for HR 2775.[20]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Lowey voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Lowey voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Lowey voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Lowey voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Nita Lowey's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Lowey is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Lowey received a score of 61 percent on social issues and 12 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[27]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Neutral
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[26]

Campaign themes

2012

Lowey listed her campaign themes on her website:[28]

  • Environmental Protection & Energy Independence
  • Security & Public Safety
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Defense & International Affairs
  • Economic Growth & Fiscal Responsibility
  • Quality, Affordable Healthcare

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

Lowey is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 17th District. Lowey ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. She attempted to run for the Independence Party nomination as well, but her petitions with the New York Board of Elections were invalidated. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lowey won re-election in 2012. Because of New York's redistricting, Lowey ran in the newly drawn 17th District. Politico reported that the new district was less supportive of Lowey.[1]

Lowey ran on the Democratic and Working Families tickets.[29] She was unopposed in the primaries and defeated Joe Carvin (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNita Lowey Incumbent 57.6% 171,417
     Republican Joe Carvin 30.9% 91,899
     Independent Francis Morganthaler 0.9% 2,771
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.5% 31,292
Total Votes 297,379
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Lowey attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Lowey is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Lowey raised a total of $11,589,735 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[44]

Nita Lowey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $2,165,669
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $2,062,770
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $1,394,481
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $1,344,129
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $1,636,465
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $1,227,782
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $1,758,439
Grand Total Raised $11,589,735


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2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lowey’s reports.[45]

Nita Lowey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$417,573.87$382,454.15$(474,142.01)$325,886.01
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$325,886.01$142,689.76$(103,382.88)$365,192.89
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$365,192.89$187,330.86$(104,462.94)$448,060.81
Year-End Quarterly[49]December 31, 2013$448,060$209,406$(92,662)$556,355
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$556,355.52$298,172.95$(146,011.68)$708,516.79
Running totals
$1,220,053.72$(920,661.51)

Individual breakdown

2012

Lowey won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lowey's campaign committee raised a total of $2,165,669 and spent $2,491,789.[51]

Cost per vote

Lowey spent $14.54 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Lowey was re-elected to the U.S. House for a twelfth term in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $2,062,770 and spent $2,033,256.[52]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lowey's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $12,816,023 and $55,765,000. That averages to $34,290,511.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Lowey ranked as the 20th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2004 and 2012, Lowey's calculated net worth[54] decreased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[55]

Nita Lowey Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$36,878,745
2012$34,290,511
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-7%
Average annual growth:-1%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lowey is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of August 2014.[58] This was the same rating Lowey received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[59]

Lowey most often votes with:

Lowey least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Lowey missed 474 of 16,387 roll call votes from January 1989 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[58]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lowey paid his congressional staff a total of $870,292 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[60]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Lowey was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Lowey's staff was given an apparent $6,000.00 in bonus money.[61]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Lowey ranked 92nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.[62]

2012

Lowey ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[63]

2011

Lowey ranked 118th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[64]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Lowey voted with the Democratic Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 49th among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[65]

2013

Lowey voted with the Democratic Party 96.5 percent of the time, which ranked 9th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[66]

Personal

Nita and Stephen Lowey have been married for more than 45 years and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.[67]

Recent news

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  54. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  55. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  56. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Eliot Engel
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 17
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
José Serrano
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 18
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Sean Maloney
Preceded by
Joseph J. DioGuardi
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 20
1989-1993
Succeeded by
Benjamin A. Gilman
Preceded by
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New York Assistant Secretary of State
1985-1987
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