Rep. Nita Lowey

Representative from New York’s 17th District, Democrat

Lowey, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 17th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for New York's 18th congressional district (1993-2012); and the representative for New York's 20th congressional district (1989-1992).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Nita Lowey sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lowey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (24%) Social Welfare (24%) Energy (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Emergency Management (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lowey’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1989 to May 2016, Lowey missed 486 of 17,407 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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