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Democratic abortion absolutism wins Nita Lowey top approps spot

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur is the senior Democrat on the Appropriations Committee. But for the first time in history, the senior Democrat on Approps will not be the ranking member. That honor goes to Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, third in seniority. The reason? Abortion. The Hill reports: Going by seniority, Kaptur would have ascended to the top spot on the panel, which she has served on for 22 years....

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