Rep. Lowey makes first appearance after health scare

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) made her first public appearance Thursday following a Feb. 2 health scare.

Lowey was with veterans in Congers Thursday, fighting to reverse a 2003 Veterans Administration decision that put income limitations on health benefits. Lowey says veterans in Rockland and Westchester are disproportionately affected by the freeze.

The appearance took place weeks after Lowey collapsed during a rally for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in White Plains. The 70-year-old, who lives in Harrison, suffered what was later described as a minor coronary incident. Without going into detail, the 10-term Democrat says she feels fine now and will run for re-election in the fall.

? I'm in perfect health,? says Lowey. ?And I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 18th Congressional District for as long as they want me to.?

The congresswoman says she will continue to work on behalf of her constituents and plans to return to Washington, D.C. next week.To view more of Lowey?s speech, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and click on iO Extra.

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