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Video: Trump Tax Returns, Travel Ban ... Lowey Outlines Appropriations Committee's Priorities

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey is "ready to rumble" and fight for the democratic priorities alongside Nancy Pelosi. In this interviShe is ready to look into President Trump's tax returns, the travel ban, White House staff using personal email and more.
U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey is "ready to rumble" and fight for the democratic priorities alongside Nancy Pelosi. In this interviShe is ready to look into President Trump's tax returns, the travel ban, White House staff using personal email and more. Video Credit: HBO
Yonkers native James Comey's firing as FBI director by President Trump continues to make front page headlines and is subject to investigation by the U.S. House, according to Rep. Nita Lowey of Westchester. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

Incoming House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey of Westchester, a close ally of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said "yes" to a long list of possible investigative targets within the Trump Administration.

In a videotaped interview with Axois, Lowey said investigations could include the Space Force, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, White House security clearances, White House use of personal email and more.

"The funnest thing is to win," Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison began in this interview.

In the Nov. 6 elections, Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives with their largest gain of seats since the Watergate era.

"We have our boxing gloves on, and we're going to fight for our priorities," Lowey said when asked if she's ready to rumble:  "I'm ready. And so is Nancy."

In case you've missed the so-called Space Force proposal, the Trump administration has said it wants to create a Space in next year’s defense policy bill.  Senate Republicans — initially skeptical of forming a separate branch of the military for outer space — appear more open to the idea since Trump got involved.

Other priorities, according to Lowey, are investigating the firing of former FBI director James Comey, the travel ban from certain Middle East countries and the family separation policy affecting immigrants.

Comey, a native of Yonkers, f ormerly lived in Westport, CT. He has since moved to the Virginia suburbs near Washington, D.C.

Asked about federal government relief after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico , Lowey called it "absolutely inadequate."

Lowey said she also thinks Congress should investigate President Trump's personal business dealings abroad. "Absolutely. And I was to see his tax return," Lowey said.

Trump is the first president in recent history to decline to release his tax returns, saying they are under an active IRS audit and extremely complicated.

Because the House majority controls the money, it can essentially investigate anything, Lowey concluded.

To watch her entire interview with Axios, click here or on the image above.

For earlier Daily Voice coverage of area Democrats who are gaining clout due to the new House majority, click here.

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