Last week, House Appropriations Committee chairwoman, Democrat Nita Lowey of New York, said she will be retiring from Congress at the end of this term. And that decision immediately set off what could be a contentious, long battle to succeed her. Why is Lowey stepping down from a position she sought for so long to obtain? What are the likely scenarios for her replacement?
All that and more — plus an update on the appropriations bills — in this week’s episode.
- Lowey retirement sparks scramble for coveted gavel
- Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey announces retirement
- Averting a government shutdown