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Owens applauds progress on U.S.-Canadian cross-border rail preclearance service
October 30, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens applauded news yesterday that U.S. and Canadian officials have reached a preliminary agreement to establish U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service in Montreal's Central Station to screen passengers before they board trains traveling into the U.S. This service will enable U.S. CBP officers to identify threats early, before they reach the U.S. border, while also streamlining the transportation of law-abiding travelers who would no longer need to stop at the border.... More
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Owens responds to shootings at Canadian Parliament in Ottawa
October 22, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens is expressing solidarity with the people of Ottawa, Ontario and all Canadians today following the tragic attacks this morning at the Canadian Parliament. “The events at the Canadian Parliament building today are a painful reminder that every community still faces the possibility of violence and tragedy,” said Owens. “My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of all of the victims of this atrocity, including the soldier who was shot at the National War Memor... More
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Owens to host business export event in Plattsburgh, Thursday, November 6th
October 22, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens is hosting a business export event at the Holiday Inn Plattsburgh on Thursday, November 6th titled “Doing Business Across the U.S.-Canadian Border”. The event will feature a practical panel with successful local businesses followed by a discussion of economic relations with the U.S. Consul General in Montreal, Ms. Nina Maria Fite. Businesses from across New York’s 21st Congressional District have been invited to attend. “Many local businesses are in a position to grow by s... More
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Owens responds to WTO, calls for swift reconciliation with Canada, Mexico
October 21, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens responded to yesterday’s announcement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for certain meat products. The ruling is the second to determine that USDA’s proposed regulation of labeling for imported meat products is discriminatory. “Yesterday’s ruling shows the real danger that bad trade regulations can pose to North American commerce, degrading our vital trade relationship with Canada,” said Owens. “The USDA must take immediate s... More
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Schumer Gillibrand and Owens announce $184K in USDA grants for Jefferson County business development
October 21, 2014
Today Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens announced a combined $184,750 in USDA grant funding that has been awarded to two Jefferson County development organizations as part of the agency’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program. “This federal funding through the USDA will allow two small Jefferson County businesses to expand the distribution of their products, develop innovative farming techniques, and create good-paying local jobs. This fundin... More
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