Nita Lowey, retiring after 32 years in Congress, recalls her Jewish legacy
By Ron Kampeas
WASHINGTON — Nita Lowey (D-N.Y. 17th Dist.), who is retiring after 32 years in Congress, fields a question about her legacy as a Jewish lawmaker. No trouble there — she talks about Israel and her Jewish pride all the time.
Then there’s one about her legacy as one of the pioneering women in Congress. That one goes down easy, too: Her office is plastered with photos signifying how far women have come in American politics.