Rep. Nita Lowey

Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.) is currently serving her 12th term in Congress. She was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988 and served in the Democratic Leadership in 2001 and 2002 as the first woman and the first New Yorker to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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