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From the Office of Representative Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Bill Owens announced the formation of a Women’s Advisory Committee. The committee comprises nearly 80 women from communities across New York’s 16,000 square-mile 21st Congressional District. Members will advise Representative Owens on legislation before Congress and women’s issues in New York. The committee launched earlier this month […]
From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Representative Bill Owens will hold a telephone town hall on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in a continued effort to hear from constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District. Representative Owens will give a quick update on the economy and his recent […]
From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens PLATTSBURGH, NY—For Veterans Day, Congressman Bill Owens thanked veterans and encouraged them to hand salute the flag during the national anthem and other flag ceremonies. Many veterans are unaware that in 2008 Congress authorized veterans out of uniform to hand salute the flag at appropriate events, including the […]
ObamaCare KO’s 100,000 policies in NY | New York Post.
WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Bill Owens joined 51 of his Democratic and Republican colleagues and called on Washington’s leaders to stop fighting and start fixing the problems that led to the government shutdown and currently threaten to cause the U.S. to default on its bond payments. The event participants were members of No Labels, a group of Republicans […]
Government shutdown: Impact for NY.
Owens, Langley Applaud DOT’s $2.4 Million Grant to Plattsburgh International; Grant Will Fund Terminal Expansion, Help Airport Accommodate Influx of Canadian Travelers
PLATTSBURGH, NY—Today, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it will award Plattsburgh International Airport $2,480,667.00 to expand its terminal. Congressman Bill Owens and Chairman of the Clinton County Legislature Jim Langley applauded the announcement. “This is great news for the Plattsburgh community and for the many tourists, business travelers and residents who use […]
Watertown Daily Times | Fort Drum soldier to receive Medal of Honor.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Announce Adirondack Regional Airport to Receive More Than $967,000 for Terminal and Safety Improvements
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Bill Owens announced that the Adirondack Regional Airport will receive a $967,110 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for improvements to the airport’s terminal that will help it meet Transportation Security Administration (TSA) safety standards. The grant will also fund renovations to the […]
Clinton Community College Listed among top community colleges, SUNY Plattsburgh one of “Best Bangs for the Buck” in the nation
PLATTSBURGH, NY— Today, Congressman Bill Owens congratulated Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh for earning national recognition from Washington Monthly. The publication ranked Clinton Community College 49th on its Best Community Colleges List. SUNY Plattsburgh ranked as the 10th “Best Bang for the Buck” for Master’s Universities and 30th under the All Schools list in the same category. “I […]
Plattsburgh Airport wins big grant » Local News » Press-Republican.
PLATTSBURGH, NY –Congressman Bill Owens will be holding a town hall meeting this evening, Tuesday, August 20th, at Clinton Community College. After brief opening remarks, the congressman will answer questions from the audience. “I am pleased to have the chance to hear from New Yorkers about the issues that matter most to them and answer […]
Regional Affordable Care Law September Workshops scheduled; Every individual must have insurance or pay a penalty
New federal healthcare law will soon change the way businesses and employees obtain health insurance. The CCE workshops on the Affordable Care Act will address a wide range of questions including those about the Individual Exchange for sole proprietors and individuals and the Small Business Health Options Exchange. Cornell Cooperative Extension educators Kirk Shoen, Sandra Buxton, […]
Owens to hold Telephone Town Hall tomorrow – All questions are welcome; sequestration, jobs and economy likely topics
WASHINGTON—Tomorrow night Congressman Bill Owens will speak with constituents during a live telephone town hall. The call is part of the congressman’s ongoing effort to connect with constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District. Congressman Owens will give a short update on events in Washington as they relate to the […]
Owens Statement on Passage of H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 Bill Increases Active Duty Pay and Supports Quality of Life Programs Last night, Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of H.R. 2397, the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which the House passed by a vote of 315 […]
Owens and More than 80 Democratic and Republican Members of No Labels’ Congressional Problem Solvers Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to ‘Make Government Work’
From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Bill Owens joined 42 Democratic, one Independent and 37 Republican lawmakers and unveiled legislation to make the government more efficient. The group constitutes No Labels’ Congressional Problem Solvers and their legislative package represents a starting point for future bipartisan cooperation. Owens is a co-sponsor of seven of […]
Watertown Daily Times | Fort Drum releases additional information about soldier killed Sunday.
Watertown Daily Times | Fort Drum may lose 1,500 soldiers in long-term cuts.
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.