Congressman Bill Owens http://wamc.org en Stefanik Wins GOP Primary For NY's 21st http://wamc.org/post/stefanik-wins-gop-primary-nys-21st <p>Political newcomer <a href="http://eliseforcongress.com/" target="_blank">Elise Stefanik</a> has won the battle for the Republican Party's slot on the November ballot in New York's 21st Congressional district, a key step in the race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens in the massive district.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:44:25 +0000 Dave Lucas 93429 at http://wamc.org Stefanik Wins GOP Primary For NY's 21st Area Congressmen Weigh In On Sec. Shinseki's Resignation http://wamc.org/post/area-congressmen-weigh-sec-shinsekis-resignation <p></p><p>After Friday’s announcement that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, area Congressmen are offering their thoughts on how the agency should change in months ahead. Fri, 30 May 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 91676 at http://wamc.org Area Congressmen Weigh In On Sec. Shinseki's Resignation Tonko, Woolf Tour Gloversville-Johnstown Business Districts http://wamc.org/post/tonko-woolf-tour-gloversville-johnstown-business-districts <p>21st District Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf joins Congressman Paul Tonko and other local leaders this afternoon on a business tour of Johnstown and Gloversville.</p><p>The two will meet small business owners to discuss job growth. During the tour, Tonko is expected to officially endorse Woolf for Congress.&nbsp; "He has a very earnest interest in how we can develop the policy that best promotes the growth of small business, which is the economic recovery engine of our area," said Tonko.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89691 at http://wamc.org Tonko, Woolf Tour Gloversville-Johnstown Business Districts Rep. Bill Owens Hosts Telephone Town Hall Meeting http://wamc.org/post/rep-bill-owens-hosts-telephone-town-hall-meeting <p>Congressman Bill Owens of New York’s North Country held a telephone town hall meeting with constituents last.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Congressman Owens opened his latest town hall meeting by providing an update on what he’s been working on lately with his colleagues in Washington and the district. The Democrat, who is retiring after this term, said much of his work currently has been focused on federal budget negotiations.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:29:44 +0000 Lucas Willard 89417 at http://wamc.org Rep. Bill Owens Hosts Telephone Town Hall Meeting Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades http://wamc.org/post/schumer-gillibrand-secure-27-million-village-whitehall-sewer-upgrades <p>New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 88960 at http://wamc.org Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-16 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What happens to a Congressperson’s perspective once reelection is off the table?</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the answer to that question.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 85332 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Pentagon has recommended broad cutbacks.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens discusses the changing military with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 85331 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-14 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Bill Owens of New York will leave the House at the end of the year. In today’s Congressional Corner, Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he does not regret his decision to retire.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 85330 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens NY Congressional Reps Want Stronger Oversight Of Crude Oil Transport http://wamc.org/post/ny-congressional-reps-want-stronger-oversight-crude-oil-transport <p>Three congressional representatives from New York are calling on the federal government to strengthen oversight of crude oil transport. They say the rapid escalation of train transport of crude oil throughout their districts has prompted concern.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:44:52 +0000 Allison Dunne 84792 at http://wamc.org NY Congressional Reps Want Stronger Oversight Of Crude Oil Transport Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Bill Owens of New York has survived three close elections.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his decision to retire from the House doesn’t mean he’s afraid of a fourth.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 83550 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens