Administrator Craig Fugate, left, talks with Reps. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., before a Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing in Rayburn entitled 'FEMA Hurricane Sandy Funding Oversight.'
Credit: Tom Williams
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) leaves after a news conference October 4, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Democrats and the Republicans have been blaming each other for the cause of the U.S. Government shutdown which is on its fourth day.
Credit: Alex Wong
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) (2nd L) speaks as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (R) and Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) (L) listen during a press availability after a House Democratic Caucus meeting January 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Democratic members briefed the media on the Democratic legislative agenda for the 113th Congress, including the Disaster Relief Appropriations for victims of superstorm Sandy and tougher gun control measures.
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Nita Lowey attends 'Koch' New York Premiere at MOMA on January 29, 2013 in New York City.
Credit: Dave Kotinsky
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) speaks at The Elton John AIDS Foundation and UNAIDS breakfast at the Russell Senate Office Building on July 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Credit: Michael Kovac
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) speaks at the amfAR Capitol Hill Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on March 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Credit: Leah Puttkammer
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) (C) is followed by members of the media as she arrives at a House Democratic Caucus meeting December 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Both houses of Congress are working to avoid a government shutdown at midnight this evening as Republican efforts to pass an omnibus funding bill stalled earlier this afternoon.