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Nita Lowey
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Chair of the House Appropriations Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2021
Preceded by Rodney Frelinghuysen
Succeeded by Rosa DeLauro
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2021
Preceded by Joe DioGuardi
Succeeded by Mondaire Jones
Constituency 20th district (1989–1993)
18th district (1993–2013)
17th district (2013–2021)
Personal details
Born
Nita Sue Melnikoff

(1937-07-05) July 5, 1937 (age 84)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Stephen Lowey (m. 1961)
Education Mount Holyoke College (BA)

Nita Sue Melnikoff Lowey ( LOH-ee; born July 5, 1937) is an American politician. She was a U.S. Representative from New York from 1989 to 2021. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Lowey's district was numbered as the 20th from 1989 to 1993, as the 18th from 1993 to 2013, and has been the 17th since 2013.

Lowey announced on October 10, 2019 that she will not run for re-election to Congress in 2020.

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