2007 ELC Honors Representative Nita Lowey

On the Monday evening of the recent 2007 Education Leadership Conference (ELC) participants attended a special reception in honor of Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), who has expressed support for an important Education Directorate legislative initiative: funding for the Graduate Psychology Education Program (GPE). In the Majority and a senior member of the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over GPE and many other Education advocacy legislative issues, Rep. Lowey has enormous influence on Capitol Hill. In fact, for many years now Rep. Lowey has been a proponent for education, a champion of health care services for women, children, and the elderly, and recently a strong advocate for mental health care for returning veterans. APA members and Education Government Relations Office staff will continue to seek Rep. Lowey's support for increased funding for the GPE program, the only federal program solely dedicated to the education and training of psychologists.