Representative William 'Bill' Owens's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 21, Democratic
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Issue Position: Agriculture Issue Position: Agriculture 10/21/14 Schumer Gillibrand and Owens announce $184K in USDA grants for Jefferson County business development 8/29/14 Owens Announces $150K USDA Agricultural Research Grant for Trudeau Institute 7/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP 6/27/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Biodiesel Volume 5/09/14 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 4/18/14 Owens Calls on USDA to Assist North Country Counties Affected by Floods 3/14/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion 2/25/14 Gillibrand-Owens Effort to Boost Apple Exports, Help Growers Cut Cost Successfully Implemented 2/04/14 Owens Announces Nearly $1 Million in Rural Infrastructure Grants 1/29/14 House Passes Five-Year, Bipartisan Farm Bill with Owens' Support 12/19/13 Letter to Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA - Feds Should Delay Surprise Dairy Farm Inspections 12/10/13 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture - Grain and Protein Limits for Meals Provided in Schools 10/30/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate 8/02/13 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill 7/11/13 Owens Opposes Split Farm Bill, Repeal of Permanent Law 6/20/13 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 5/16/13 Owens-Backed Legislation Moves Forward with Farm Bill 5/09/13 Owens Announces Agricultural Advisory Committee 4/18/13 Owens Applauds Ag-Worker Inclusion in Senate Immigration Bill 4/18/13 Owens Applauds Ag-Worker Inclusion in Senate Immigration Bill 4/10/13 WPTZ - NY, Vt. Reps to Push for Dairy Farm Worker Visas 4/09/13 With Congress Set to Debate Immigration Reform, Congressmen Welch, Owens, Hanna Introduce Bill to Help Dairy Farmers Secure a Stable Workforce 3/22/13 Owens Pushes Legislation to Assist New York Farmers 3/21/13 Hanna, Owens, Courtney Introduce Farm Credit Legislation 3/21/13 Owens, Courtney, Hanna Introduce Farm Credit Legislation 10/02/12 Owens: New York Dairy, Poultry Must Be Considered in Canada Trade Talks 9/26/12 Congressman Bill Owens Announces the "Family Farm Relief Act" 9/21/12 The Hill - Farm Bill is Just Another Victim of Politics 9/21/12 The Hill - Farm Bill is Just Another Victim of Politics 9/20/12 Owens Responds to Boehner Announcement that Farm Law Will Expire 9/14/12 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner 9/11/12 Congressman Bill Owens: "I Agree: Farm Bill Now" 9/11/12 Madison County Courier - Congressman Bill Owens "I Agree, Farm Bill Now' 8/14/12 Owens Urges Trade Rep to Level Playing Field for NY Wineries 8/03/12 Owens Urges GOP Leadership to Call House Back to Consider 2012 Farm Bill 7/20/12 Owens Urges House Leadership to Bring Farm Bill to Floor for Vote 7/19/12 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip 7/12/12 Farm Bill Passes House Agriculture Committee with Owens Support 6/23/12 Post Star - Owens Discusses Farm Bill 6/19/12 Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg Applaud $10 Million Federal Grant to Support Hunts Point Produce Market 6/06/12 Owens Announces USDA Funding for Jefferson and Lewis Counties 4/26/12 Owens Announces Withdrawal of Regulation Preventing Youth From Working on Family Farms 3/26/12 Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2012 3/09/12 Dairy and Specialty Crops Take Center Stage as Ag Committee Kicks Off Farm Bill Discussions 12/09/11 Owens Votes to Ease Regulations on Farms 11/07/11 Rep. Barletta Calls for Disaster Relief Funding for Farmers 11/04/11 Owens Sponsors Legislation to Protect Maple Producers 8/16/11 Congressman Owens Announces USDA Disaster Designation for Upstate Farmers