Representative William 'Bill' Owens's Voting Records



Full Name: William 'Bill' Owens
Current Office: U.S. House - District 21, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/2009
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 3 Children
Birth Date: 01/20/1949
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Plattsburgh, NY
Issue Category

64 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/09/13 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (252 - 172)
4/18/12 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Passed - House (293 - 127)
2/03/12 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (248 - 169)
11/17/11 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration
Conference Report Adopted - House (298 - 121)
7/20/11 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act
Bill Passed - House (243 - 177)
6/02/11 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 205)
6/02/11 H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 204)
4/01/11 H Amdt 232 Amending FAA Rulemaking Activities
Amendment Adopted - House (215 - 209)
4/01/11 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (223 - 196)
12/21/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (193 - 165)
8/10/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (247 - 161)
3/04/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 201)
12/16/09 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 212)
12/10/09 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (221 - 202)

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