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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Democratic Congressman Discusses Government Shutdown

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The government shutdown is garnering fierce criticism from Democrats, including Congressman Bill Owens. The Democrat from New York’s 21st district held a conference call with reporters from the region Tuesday afternoon to talk about the potential repercussions.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Owens Answers Constituent Questions During Telephone Town Hall

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Democratic Congressman Bill Owens held a telephone town hall with constituents across his sprawling northern New York district Thursday evening.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

New Law Eliminates Car Dealership Mandate

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New York Congressman Bill Owens was at a local car dealership in Plattsburgh Tuesday morning to present a signed copy of a new law eliminating an federal mandate affecting car dealerships.

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New England News
8:45 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Welch, Owens to offer dairy farmworker protections

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Congressmen Peter Welch of Vermont and Bill Owens of New York plan to announce legislation that they say will help ensure a stable workforce for Vermont and New York dairy farmers.

Dairy farmers are ineligible for a federal agriculture visa program so many rely on immigrant farm workers who are in the country illegally.

Welch says with Congress set to start debating comprehensive immigrant reform, he and Owens will fight to get their bill or similar protections in any final reform package.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Northern NY Congressman Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Action on Sequestration

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During a conference call Thursday, New York 21st District Democratic Congressman Bill Owens talked about his concerns over the sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect on Friday.

Congressman Owens is disappointed that while the president and Congressional leaders plan to meet, there has been no significant legislation, nor real conversation, to address the situation.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Ethics Probe of Northern NY Congressman to Continue

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Last August the Ethics Committee of the 112th Congress began reviewing a trip to Taiwan that New York Congressman Bill Owens took in 2010. Last week,  the committee announced that it is continuing that review.

The Ethics Committee is investigating whether Congressman Owens’ travel expenses were originally paid by improper sources.  In announcing its extension of the review of the Taiwan trip, the release from the Chair and Ranking Member of the Ethics Committee states that it “...does not...indicate that any violation has occurred....”  Their release says the extension is to gather additional information. Democrat Bill Owens did pay for the trip after questions of impropriety were raised. He maintains that he did everything according to the rules.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Congressman Owens Discusses Immigration

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The U.S. Senate’s so-called “Gang of Eight” released their immigration reform plan on Monday, and the President is outlining his plan Tuesday.  

Northern New York’s Democratic Congressman Bill Owens was in Plattsburgh Monday afternoon just prior to the release of the immigration reform package. He said there are specific items he wants in any immigration measure.

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WAMC News
2:11 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Rep. Owens weighs in on debt, guns

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WAMC News caught up with New York Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat representing the 21st district, on Monday. He discussed the debt and the national discussion on weapons.

“I think we’re going to have another horrendous fight that will bring us into late February early March where there is a fight about cuts,” Owens said.

With state lawmakers moving toward a possible deal to strengthen limits on assault weapons in New York, Owens said that hypothetically, he would have difficulty voting for a similar bill in the House of Representatives.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Congressman Bill Owens Discusses New Session

Congressman Bill Owens

Democratic Congressman Bill Owens has been sworn in to a new term as the new 113th Congress convenes.  On today’s Community Corner the Congressman talks about some changes he faces as he enters his new term - from a newly drawn district to a change in his committee assignment.

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New England News
12:59 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

North Country Representive Votes In Favor of Taxpayer Relief Act

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Northern New York  Congressman Bill Owens joined other representatives from the Northeast in casting votes favoring the American Taxpayer Relief Act late Tuesday night.

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