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From the office of Representative Bill Owens Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Owens introduced legislation, the “Spending Reduction Act” (H.R. 2250), in support of federal spending cuts outlined in a series of reports by the General Accountability Office (GAO). Specifically, the Congressman’s legislation would require executive agencies to put into place the efficiencies identified by [...]
Capitol Confidential » Owens joins in the pro tax-free crowd.
Washington, DC – The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) today announced the availability of grant funding for job creation projects in eligible Northern Border communities. Congressman Bill Owens urged constituents to apply for the funds and issued the following statement: The Northern Border Regional Commission is designed to support projects that will help create or [...]
Washington, DC – The House Appropriations Committee today unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Bill Owens that would halt the proposed study of a “border fee.” Owens introduced the amendment as part of the mark-up for the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. Owens’ amendment would bar the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using [...]
Plattsburgh, NY – This week, Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) announced the introduction of an amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act that would bar the creation of a fee to cross the border. Congressman Bill Owens expressed his opposition to proposed border fees earlier this year and today applauded the Senator’s move as a [...]
Plattsburgh, NY – This week, Pfizer announced that their application to the U.S. Department of Labor for Trade Adjustment Assistance was accepted, opening new opportunities for laid-off workers from Pfizer’s Rouses Point facility. The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program that assists U.S. workers who have lost their jobs by providing opportunities to [...]
Watertown Daily Times | U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer seeks change in Medicare law.
Plattsburgh, NY – Today, Congressman Bill Owens applauded the announcement that Nova Bus has secured $148 million in new business through the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). According to a press release from Nova Bus, the order constitutes a purchase of 300 buses which will be assembled at the Plattsburgh, New York facility. Congressman Bill Owens offered [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2013) – Reps. Peter Welch and Bill Owens are urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to abandon a proposal to study whether fees should be assessed on passengers and pedestrians crossing into the United States at land crossings such as the ones in Vermont and New York. In a letter [...]
Washington, DC – This week, Members of the U.S. Senate introduced the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” a bipartisan immigration bill closely watched by agricultural interests across New York. Congressman Bill Owens, who called for the inclusion of a farm-labor provision in the run up to the bill, applauded the effort and made [...]
Senate rejects gun amendment compromise | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.
The Gazette previously posted a story on this issue. Brian Mann gives a good summary of the arguments. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to NYS gun law « The In Box.
Watertown Daily Times | Owens urges missiles for Fort Drum.
Lawmakers concerned about claims backlog » Local News » Press-Republican.
Empire State Development and Clinton County Announce the Sale of Former Pfizer Chazy Property to Northstar Private Capital LLC
Proposed multi-use development at site includes Powertex Inc., creating 22 new jobs Empire State Development (ESD) and Clinton County announced today that Clinton Industrial Development Acquisition, LLC (CIDA) has entered into a contract for the purchase and sale of the former Pfizer Chazy property with local business investors Victor and Stephen Podd of Northstar Private Capital LLC. [...]
In Immigration Debate, a Focus on New York Dairy Farmers – NYTimes.com.
Watertown Daily Times | BRAC proposal in budget draws concern, opposition.
With Congress set to debate immigration reform, Congressmen Welch, Owens, Hanna introduce bill to help dairy farmers secure a stable workforce
Plattsburgh, NY - With Congress set to begin debating comprehensive immigration reform as early as this week, Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) today introduced legislation to help ensure a stable workforce for Vermont and New York dairy farmers by granting them access to an important visa program. The Congressmen will [...]
Schumer visits West Chazy to promote Maple TAP Act » Local News » Press-Republican.
Gillibrand: change the way dairy farmers get paid – WSJ.com.
Plattsburgh, NY - Recently, leadership at Alcoa announced that they will invest in a significant modernization of their Massena East smelter. In addition, the company will provide $10 million in support of the North Country Economic Development Fund. Congressman Bill Owens applauded the move and made the following statement on the announcement:”The modernization of Alcoa’s Massena [...]
LCC: Cumberland Bay De-listed.
Owens pushes legislation » Local News » Press-Republican.
Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Owens announced today that his office is currently accepting submissions from high school students in New York’s 21st Congressional District for the annual Congressional Art Competition. “I am proud to offer young artists an opportunity to have their work displayed at the U.S. Capitol,” said Owens. “Our region is blessed with great schools [...]
Washington, DC - Congressman Bill Owens (NY-21) today re-introduced legislation with Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) to help rural schools address decreases in student enrollment. The “Strengthening America’s Public Schools Through Promoting Foreign Investment Act (H.R. 1139)” would ease restrictions on the nonimmigrant F-1 visa program for public schools with foreign exchange students. “Recruiting foreign exchange students [...]
Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Owens announced this week he has joined a bipartisan effort between the House and Senate to increase the threshold at which low-value shipments can enter the United States free from tariffs, also known as a “de minimis” threshold. Owens is an original co-sponsor of the “Low Value Shipment Regulatory [...]
Watertown Daily Times | NNY hospitals could lose $29 million under Medicare sequestration.
FEMA approves 26 buyouts of Irene-damaged property – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com
Watertown Daily Times | Schumer announces new contract for Cape Air in Massena.
Updated: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Massena today « The In Box.
A healthy dose of sticker shock – NY Daily News.
$128M spent on House races in New York | Democrat and Chronicle | democratandchronicle.com.
Watertown Daily Times | Return of BRAC discussion brings memories of past proposed reductions around Fort Drum.
Owens likes most of Obama’s message – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com
Early voting concerns officials – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com
Watertown Daily Times | Second Amendment activists flock to Ogdensburg Freedom Fighters’ Breakfast.
Postal services: what’s wanted? What’s needed? « The In Box.
Owens wary of strident gun control efforts – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com
Plattsburgh Mail Processing Center closed » Local News » Press-Republican.
Rep. Owens, in local visit, reacts to ethics report findings.
Plattsburgh, NY –The United States Postal Service (USPS) today announced they intend to eliminate Saturday delivery for first class mail beginning in August of 2013. Congressman Bill Owens blasted the decision, calling on the Postal Service to take aggressive actions to raise revenue while not unfairly burdening rural areas with service cuts. “I strongly disagree [...]
Goodbye to Saturday mail? – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com | News, Sports, Jobs,
Bloomberg Targets Housing and Businesses for Storm Aid Money – NYTimes.com.
Probe into congressman’s Taiwan trip to continue » Breaking News » Press-Republican.
Plattsburgh – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 325, the “No Budget, No Pay Act,” by a vote of 285 to 144. The bill provides an additional four months to avoid a default on the national debt by temporarily lifting the cap on the “debt ceiling.” Congressman Bill Owens supported the legislation to avoid a [...]
Owens listens to serious, detailed local concerns – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com
Capitol Confidential » Read the text of Obama’s second inaugural address.
Watertown Daily Times | Congressman Owens supportive of universal background checks, against assault-weapon ban.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Owens announced he has been appointed to the Subcommittees on Defense and Homeland Security as part of his work as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Earlier this month, Congressman Owens was appointed for the 113th Congress to serve on the influential House Appropriations Committee. “As a veteran, I’m [...]
Big-time appointment – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com |