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Owens announces $150K USDA agricultural research grant for Trudeau Institute
August 29, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens announced today that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. “The Trudeau Institute has been a leader in biological research for more than 100 years and continues to be a critical research hu... More
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Owens statement recognizes three year anniversary of Hurricane Irene
August 28, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens issued the following statement marking the three year anniversary of Hurricane Irene hitting communities across northern New York on August 28, 2011. “Three years ago Hurricane Irene swept through our region uprooting buildings and dislocating families,” said Owens. “I could not have a greater respect or appreciation for the emergency personnel who responded to this crisis, and for the people in these communities who showed the resilience and fortitude needed to rebuild th... More
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Owens announces $62K in grant funding for St. Regis Falls Fire Department
August 27, 2014
Today Congressman Bill Owens announced a $62,748 grant awarded to the St. Regis Falls Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will go towards operations and safety at the fire house. “Many of the fire departments in northern New York have to operate with extremely limited resources,” said Owens. “This funding allows the department to avoid... More
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Gillibrand and Owens lead NY congressional delegation in support of Fort Drum
August 22, 2014
Yesterday Congressman Bill Owens and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno expressing strong support for Fort Drum and unequivocal opposition to any troop reductions that are under consideration there. The letter, signed by all 27 Representatives and both Senators from New York, is a significant show of unity behind the installation from the U.S. Congress. “I’m incredibly heartened that the entire New York congressi... More
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Owens applauds ITC decision to level playing field for U.S. steel manufacturers
August 22, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens expressed strong support today for a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision to apply anti-dumping and countervailing duties on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from South Korea, India, Turkey, Ukraine, Taiwan and Vietnam. “This is a victory for U.S. steelworkers and the entire domestic steel industry,” said Owens. “Enforcing the rules and stopping market manipulation by foreign competitors helps ensure that U.S. steel companies can compete on a level global pla... More
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