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  • Agriculture

    Agriculture is a critical part of New York’s economy and a strong tradition I am committed to helping preserve. Farmers in New York and across the country work hard every day to provide a safe, affordable and abundant food supply, but many have face...

  • Economy & Jobs

    Job creation and economic recovery are my top priorities in Congress. As part of this effort, I travel across the district to meet with small businesses and community leaders looking for ways I can help support local economic development initiatives...

  • Education

    Education is the key to American opportunity and Upstate New York’s future economic prosperity. New York cannot expect to remain competitive on a national or global scale without strengthening its public schools, community colleges and four-year inst...

  • Energy & Environment

    America’s energy future holds great potential for job creation, a cleaner world and greater independence from foreign influence. To secure these gains for the next generation, however, we have tremendous work ahead. American homes and businesses plac...

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Families in New York know that to responsibly manage a budget, they have to spend within their means. For too long, Washington has forgotten this simple idea by allowing record deficits to become a way of life. As our debt burden grows, America becom...

  • Fort Drum

    Our country owes a great deal to the fighting men and women here at home and those deployed across the world in defense of America. Keeping Fort Drum strong will help honor their work and ensure they are well prepared to complete the mission. The ins...

  • Health Care

    Improving and Expanding Care Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, millions of Americans have seen lower costs and better coverage, including thousands of people in New York’s 21st Congressional District from young adults t...

  • Health Care Info for Seniors

    Please click on the image below for an important message from my office on the future of Medicare.

  • Small Business

    Before coming to Congress I was the managing partner of a small business law firm in New York State. Now, as a federal representative, I want to do my part to ensure small businesses have every opportunity to grow and succeed in today’s economy. Sma...

  • Tax Relief

    American families, farmers and small businesses work hard to pay their fair share, while many of the wealthiest Americans and large corporations pay little to nothing in federal taxes. At the same time, other businesses trying to grow, compete and cr...

  • Trade

    New York’s proximity to Canada is a tremendous asset and a significant driver of economic activity. The U.S. and Canada share a $1.2 trillion economic relationship, including trade, tourism and other activities. Canada is the largest source of foreig...

  • Veterans

    We owe a debt of gratitude to the Americans who served in the Armed Forces. The men and women who fought to defend our freedom have earned a place of honor and respect. Just as we must ensure service members have everything they need to complete the...

  • War on Terror

    It has been over a decade since the tragedy of 9/11 shook the country and launched a worldwide War on Terror. Since then, America’s men and women in uniform have done extraordinary work in Iraq and Afghanistan to keep us safe and protect the freedoms...

  • Past Funding Requests for NY21

    Please click the appropriate link to view Congressman Owens' past funding requests for New York's 21st Congressional District (formerly the 23rd Congressional District): 2009 Highway Bill 2009 Water Resources Bill 2011 National Defense Authorization ...