October 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition President and CEO Liz Schrayer released the following statement on the retirement of Chairwoman Nita Lowey:
The USGLC family joins Americans across the country and citizens across the globe to recognize Chairwoman Nita Lowey’s extraordinary contribution to making the world a better, safer place as we learn that she will not be seeking reelection after more than three decades of outstanding service. The USGLC will not only be losing a resolute champion for U.S. global leadership in Congress, but also a dear friend.
Her efforts to improve access to education, reduce poverty, combat global health threats, and empower women and girls worldwide have improved countless lives. The first woman to lead the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Chairwoman Lowey is the definition of a stateswoman, and she has fought tirelessly to ensure full funding for U.S. diplomacy and development programs. We were privileged to honor Nita Lowey with our Global Leadership Award in 2013 and we look forward to working with her in the years ahead, in and out of public life.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.