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New York News
7:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

GOP Primary For Congress In Northern NY On Tuesday

Republicans Elise Stefanik (left) and Matt Doheny

The Republican primary for a northern New York congressional seat features a self-funded businessman digging deeper into his personal fortune and a former Washington political staffer getting financial help from major conservative backers.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

North Country Surprised Owens Will Not Seek Re-Election

Congressman Bill Owens
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New York 21st District Congressman Democrat Bill Owens announced today that he will not seek re-election.

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North Country News
8:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Owens Explains Decision To Retire From U.S. House

Congressman Bill Owens
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New York Congressman Bill Owens announced this afternoon that he will not run for re-election.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley joined a conference call as the Democrat explained his decision.

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North Country News
12:55 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Representative Bill Owens Discusses Congressional Session

Congressman Bill Owens
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Congressman Bill Owens Part 1

Congressman Bill Owens Part 2

The 113th Congress has returned to work following a holiday recess and several issues are expected to dominate the agenda. Before he left for Washington, New York’s 21st District Representative Democrat Bill Owens discussed some of the key issues representatives must address. 

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WAMC News
12:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Regional Congressmen Work Towards Bipartisanship

President Barack Obama reaches to shake hands with a Member of Congress as he arrives to deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013.
Credit Official White House Photo / Pete Souza

President Obama chastised Congress for its partisan bickering and lack of progress in tackling the nation’s imperatives during his State of the Union address.

“The American people don’t expect government to solve every problem,” the president said. “They don’t expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. But they do expect us to put the nation’s interests before party. They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can.”

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New England News
12:20 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Concerns Over Congressional Delay On Farm Bill Passage

WAMC

The leader of the U.S. House confirmed Thursday that the Farm Bill will not be addressed until after the November election.  That concerns farmers across the region, because the bill and provisions crucial to the dairy industry expire at the end of this month.

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