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12:50 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

21st District Congressman Discusses Issues

Congressman Bill Owens
Congressman Bill Owens
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As he prepared to return to Washington following the Memorial Day recess, Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from the 21st district, spoke to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about issues facing returning representatives.

President Barack Obama has visited New York three weeks in a row, focusing attention on the Empire State. After visiting the new Tappan Zee bridge site, the president headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown a week later to highlight tourism opportunities. Congressman Owens believes the tourism benefit from the Commander-in-Chief’s brief visit depends on where people are traveling from.

Congressman Owens announced his retirement in January and will leave office at the end of the year.

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