Congressman Bill Owens

New York News
12:44 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Stefanik Wins GOP Primary For NY's 21st

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Political newcomer Elise Stefanik 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.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Area Congressmen Weigh In On Sec. Shinseki's Resignation

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.

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Mohawk Valley
10:05 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Tonko, Woolf Tour Gloversville-Johnstown Business Districts

Congressman Paul Tonko
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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.

The two will meet small business owners to discuss job growth. During the tour, Tonko is expected to officially endorse Woolf for Congress.  "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.

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New York News
5:29 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Rep. Bill Owens Hosts Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Bill Owens of New York’s North Country held a telephone town hall meeting with constituents last. 

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.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades

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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. 

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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    What happens to a Congressperson’s perspective once reelection is off the table?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the answer to that question.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    The Pentagon has recommended broad cutbacks.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens discusses the changing military with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    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.

Hudson Valley News
3:44 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

NY Congressional Reps Want Stronger Oversight Of Crude Oil Transport

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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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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  Congressman Bill Owens of New York has survived three close elections.

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.

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