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Westchester, Rockland County, NY November 7, 2006 Election
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Nita M. Lowey
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 18


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. The American occupation in Iraq continues to be enormously costly in dollars and in lives. What is your position on how our government should proceed?

The war was based on faulty intelligence and has been poorly executed, and corruption is rampant in the reconstruction effort. We must engage the international community in stabilizing the region and more quickly train Iraqi security forces so there is significant transition toward bringing home U.S. troops by year's end.

2. What is your impression of the roll-out of the Medicare Prescription Drug program so far, and what changes would you propose to make it better?

Part D has created confusion, left many seniors with inadequate coverage, and failed to bring down high drug costs. Lowey supports common-sense changes to allow negotiation for lower drug prices; reimport safe, cheaper drugs; eliminate the late enrollment penalty; and punish unscrupulous marketers of scam plans.

3. Where do you stand on the current balance between security and civil rights?

We can and must balance law enforcement's needs to secure our communities with the protection of our civil liberties. Instead of pursuing secretive, unconstitutional programs, the Administration should work with Congress in a bipartisan way to preserve our constitutional rights while fighting terrorism.

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