Washington, D.C. – Following House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey’s announcement that she will retire in 2020, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. Chairwoman Lowey earned an impressive 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
“We thank Chairwoman Nita Lowey for her distinguished record of service protecting New York’s environment and fighting to make clean air and clean water a reality for all communities. From her work to clean up the Hudson River and Long Island Sound to her environmental leadership on the House Appropriations Committee where she’s pushed for strong investments in the EPA, clean water, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and so much more, we will miss her advocacy in Congress. Chairwoman Lowey has been steadfast in her opposition to anti-environmental riders that have no place in spending bills and always ensures that our environmental values align with the government’s fiscal priorities.”