Nita Lowey

GOP Sweep Makes One Jew a Star, Unseats and Disempowers Others

11/02/2010 - 20:00
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jew in U.S. political history.

"We are excited for Eric Cantor to become the next House Majority leader," said Matt Brooks, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "The highest ranking Jew to ever serve in the House!"

Lowey Blasts Cantor on Israel Aid Proposal

10/25/2010 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The top foreign operations appropriator in the U.S. House of Representatives slammed a GOP proposal to vote separately on aid to Israel and foreign aid.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who chairs the foreign operations subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, termed "outrageous" the proposal by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip.

Westchester’s ‘White Supremacist’ Candidate

ADL says Internet is empowering racist politicians like Jim Russell, Rep. Nita Lowey’s Republican challenger.
09/27/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

His own party leaders are repudiating the Republican candidate seeking to unseat 11-term incumbent Rep. Nita Lowey in Westchester, and the Anti-Defamation League is calling him a “white supremacist with anti-Semitic overtones.”

Jim Russell, Rep. Nita Lowey’s Republican challenger.

Berman, Lowey Block Military Funding to Lebanon

08/09/2010 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Two members of Congress independently placed holds on military aid to Lebanon.

Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee, separately blocked a $100 million security assistance package to the Lebanese military. Berman placed the hold Aug. 2, one day before the Lebanese military fired at Israeli soldiers working on the border, while Lowey’s hold came after the incident.

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