Local lawmaker looks to tap planned $800B stimulus

A local member of Congress is pushing hard to tap into the $800-billion stimulus package expected to be passed when President-elect Barack Obama takes office. Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents

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Jan 13, 2009, 12:14 AM

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Local lawmaker looks to tap planned $800B stimulus
A local member of Congress is pushing hard to tap into the $800-billion stimulus package expected to be passed when President-elect Barack Obama takes office.
Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents parts of Westchester and Rockland counties such as Mamaroneck, is calling on Obama and Congress to include $14 billion for work on sewage plants and other water infrastructure projects.
"These funds would create an estimated [500,000] water infrastructure jobs," Lowey says.
Lowey is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and is prodding the committee's chairman to include the water projects in the stimulus package.


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