Read our 2016 Report Card for Lowey.
Our unique analysis of the bills Lowey has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lowey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Nita Lowey sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, House Committee on Appropriations
Lowey was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3081 (111th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
- H.R. 1397 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 41 Purdy Avenue in Rye, New York, as the “Caroline O’Day Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1157 (110th): Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act of 2008
- H.R. 6340 (110th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Quarropas Street in White Plains, New York, as the “Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Federal Building ...
- H.R. 2764 (110th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008
- H.R. 2778 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3 Quaker Ridge Road in New Rochelle, New York, as the “Robert Merrill Postal Station”.
- H.R. 4995 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7 Columbus Avenue in Tuckahoe, New York, as the “Ronald Bucca Post Office”.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Lowey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (34%) Social Welfare (16%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Energy (11%) Health (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)
Some of Lowey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1168: To provide that service of the members of the organization known as the ...
- H.R. 672: Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
- H.R. 671: HER Act
- H.R. 601: Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act
- H.R. 6208 (114th): Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2016
- H.R. 5156 (114th): Small Business Credit Card Act of 2016
- H.R. 5044 (114th): Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus.
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|Lowey’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Passed 278/151.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 990 (112th): PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
May 26, 2011. Passed 250/153.
H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 17, 2011. Passed 279/143.
From Jan 1989 to Feb 2017, Lowey missed 488 of 17,890 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 82 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills