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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speaks at a forum (Credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speaks at a forum on HIV/AIDS on Capitol Hill. (May 13, 2009)

Nita Lowey through the years

A look at the career of U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester)

Rep. Nita Lowey debates challengers Joe Carvin and
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Rep. Nita Lowey debates challengers Joe Carvin and Frank Morganthal at the Jewish Community Center Rockland in West Nyack. (Oct. 21, 2012)

Congresswoman Nita Lowey speaks at a press conference
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Congresswoman Nita Lowey speaks at a press conference announcing a bill designed to help small businesses at Maria Luisa, a boutique in Nyack. From back left, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, boutique owner Maria Luisa Whittingham, and Rockland County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell are also pictured. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-18) joins Westchester County elected
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-18) joins Westchester County elected officials, business and labor leaders in calling for an immediate reauthorization of federal transportation programs, which will expire on June 30 without action by Congress. (June 14, 2012)

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Actress Jessica Alba, left, and Rep. Nita Lowey
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Actress Jessica Alba, left, and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) attend a news conference to discuss the 1Goal campaign at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. (April 21, 2010)

Actress Jessica Alba, left, and Rep. Nita Lowey
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Actress Jessica Alba, left, and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speak with a group of children during a news conference to discuss the 1Goal campaign at the Rayburn House Office Building. (April 21, 2010)

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner greets Rep. Nita Lowey
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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner greets Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee's state, foreign operations and related programs subcommittee, before a hearing on Capitol Hill. (March 25, 2010)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speaks at a forum
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speaks at a forum on HIV/AIDS on Capitol Hill. (May 13, 2009)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) and former New Jersey
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) and former New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley appear on "Meet the Press" with then-moderator Tim Russert during the 2008 Democratic primary season. (March 16, 2008)

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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), then chairwoman of the
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), then chairwoman of the U.S. House subcommittee on state, foreign operations and related programs, questions then-Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte about an emergency supplemental request for Iraq and Afghanistan as Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) looks on. (March 6, 2008)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speaks at a U.S.-built
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) speaks at a U.S.-built girls' middle school in Dadar, Pakistan. (April 7, 2007)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) stands with Rep. Ed
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) stands with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and public broadcasting system television characters as she speaks during a press conference blasting a Republican plan to slash $100 million in funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (June 21, 2005)

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