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Bill Owens' Public Statements

Full Name: William 'Bill' Owens
Office: U.S. House (NY) - 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
Date Title
April 11, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State, and Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury - Sanction Russia's State Arms Dealer
April 4, 2014 Owens Leads Capitol Hill Discussion on Jobs, Economic Benefits of Improving Border Services at U.S. Ports of Entry
April 4, 2014 Letter to Chairman Jack Kingston and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 3, 2014 Owens Announces Customs and Border Protection Increases at New York Crossings
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mike Simpson, Chair, and James Moran, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations - Long Island Sound
March 31, 2014 Owens Announces Increase in Customs and Border Protection Officers at New York Ports of Entry
March 28, 2014 Owens Calls for Renewed Support of Local Businesses
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
March 13, 2014 Owens Co-Sponsors Bill to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
March 6, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process
March 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse
Feb. 25, 2014 Gillibrand-Owens Effort to Boost Apple Exports, Help Growers Cut Cost Successfully Implemented
Feb. 19, 2014 Owens Statement on the Army's Notice of Intent to Award ReEnergy with Biomass Contract
Feb. 14, 2014 Owens Announces $7,171,000 in Funding for Hi-Lite Airfield Services
Feb. 13, 2014 Owens Applauds Newly Proposed 2014 Canadian Budget
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Building Concession Workers in Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Great Lakes Navigation System
Feb. 10, 2014 Owens Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Small Business Manufacturers
Feb. 6, 2014 Owens Secured Nearly $3 Million for Constituents in 2013
Feb. 4, 2014 Owens Announces Nearly $1 Million in Rural Infrastructure Grants
Jan. 31, 2014 Owens Statement on President Obama's Remarks Concerning Manufacturing Jobs, Skills Training
Jan. 30, 2014 Owens Co-Sponsoring Canadian Tourism Legislation
Jan. 29, 2014 House Passes Five-Year, Bipartisan Farm Bill with Owens' Support
Jan. 25, 2014 Rep. Owens Wins Concessions from Customs and Border Protection on Staffing Levels
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to House and Senate Committees on Agriculture - Protect Against Agriculture Tariffs
Jan. 15, 2014 House Passes Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act with Owens' Support
Jan. 13, 2014 Cramer, Owens Push Federal Government to Increase Rail Transportation Safety Efforts
Jan. 9, 2014 Representative Owens' Statement Concerning Proposed Study of North Country Transportation Enhancements
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA - Feds Should Delay Surprise Dairy Farm Inspections
Dec. 12, 2013 Owens Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Compromise
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Denfense - Combat Rescue Helicopter Program
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 10, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture - Grain and Protein Limits for Meals Provided in Schools
Dec. 9, 2013 After Push from Schumer & Owens, Feds Approve North American Tapes' Foreign Trade Zone Application
Dec. 5, 2013 Bipartisan Support for Extension of Energy Efficiency Initiative
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Medicare Advantage Plants
Dec. 3, 2013 Owens Launches Women's Advisory Committee, Co-Sponsors Equal Rights Amendment
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Congressmen Bill Shuster, Barbara Boxer, Nick Rahall, and David Vitter - Water Resources Reform and Development Act
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Calling For Changes to FDA Proposed Rules
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin - Tax Reform
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 15, 2013 Owens Chairs Northern Border Caucus Discussion on Commonsense Regulatory Reforms, Enhancements to U.S.-Canada Trade Relationship
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nov. 6, 2013 Glen Falls Post Star - Canadian Tourism Good For Our Region
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Federal Defender Services Funding
Oct. 30, 2013 Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Announce $1,469,077 Grant for Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County Head Start
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 29, 2013 Representative Owens Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sand
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