Representative William 'Bill' Owens's Public Statements

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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
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Issue Position: Veterans Issue Position: Veterans 7/30/14 House Passes Bipartisan Agreemet to Reform Department of Veterans Affairs 7/29/14 Owens Praises Appointment of VA Secretary Robert Mcdonald 7/25/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed 7/09/14 Owens Co-Sponsors Bill to Increase VA Hiring Preference for Veterans 6/10/14 House Passes Bill to Expand Veterans' Access to Community Hospitals 6/06/14 Owens Responds to VA Reform Deal Announced By Senate 5/07/14 Owens Calls on VA to Review Incidents, Expand Veterans Access to Community Hospitals 9/23/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Veterans' Care Essential 7/18/13 Owens and More than 80 Democratic and Republican Members of No Labels' Congressional Problem Solvers Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to "Make Government Work' 5/28/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog 5/30/12 Owens, Walz, Bilirakis Bipartisan Legislation Passes House to Expand Job Protection to Service Members 11/10/11 Owens Statement in Observance of Veterans Day 10/05/11 Owens Praises New Education Benefits for Veterans 6/14/11 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 5/26/11 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day 4/12/11 Owens Introduces Bill to Streamline, Improve Vets Benefits 11/23/10 Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Honor Children of Fallen Service Members 11/11/10 Owens Releases Statement in Observance of Veterans Day 10/20/10 Owens and American Legion Praise 2010 as "Banner Year in Veterans Legislation" 9/28/10 Owens Announces Retroactive Pay Deadline for Soldiers Affected by Stop Loss 7/30/10 Fort Drum Project Requested by Rep. Owens Passes House 7/16/10 Owens Pushes for Employment Opportunities for Vets 7/13/10 Owens Announces Improved Care for Upstate Vets with PTSD 5/31/10 Statement of Rep. Owens on Memorial Day 5/28/10 Owens Votes to Stop Tax Breaks for Outsourcers 5/10/10 Owens Announces New Online Application For Veterans Benefits 4/22/10 Owens Votes For Vets, Expands Benefits For American Soldiers 10/14/09 Bill Owens For Congress Campaign Unveils "Veterans For Owens" 10/05/09 Bill Owens For Congress Welcomes Endorsement From Senator David Valesky 1/01/14 Issue Position: Veterans 1/01/12 Issue Position: Veterans 1/01/11 Issue Position: Veterans