Rep. Nita Lowey received an A+ for her support of foreign policy issues from a group that educates people about global issues.
In its 2012 Congressional Report Card, Citizens for Global Solutions gave Lowey and two other members of New York’s delegation — Rep. Gary Ackerman and Rep. Charles Rangel – the top grade.
“We are pleased that Rep. Lowey not only ‘made the grade’ for her voting record, but that she also got extra credit for going ‘above and beyond’ in championing the issues that are important to our members,” Don Kraus, CEO of Citizens for Global Solutions said in a statement today announcing the report. “Rep. Lowey understands that international cooperation is essential, to build a safer, more secure world.”
Lowey, a Democrat from Harrison, received extra credit for introducing legislation for the U.S. to work with other nations, non-governmental organizations, and civil society groups to achieve basic education standards, according to the membership organization that is based in Washington.
Members of Congress were graded on their support for issues including climate change, nuclear non- proliferation, U.N. funding, human rights, and support for key treaties, the group reported.
Lowey, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years, faces a challenge from Republican Mark Rosen this year.