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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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Owens announces $130K FAA grant for Ticonderoga Airport
August 15, 2014
Today Congressman Bill Owens announced that Ticonderoga Municipal Airport has been awarded $130,500 in FAA grant funding. The grant will be used to fund construction of a fuel facility that will make the airport more self-sustaining and also provide revenue. “This upgrade adds to the long-term sustainability of a critical transportation resource for the Ticonderoga community,” said Owens. “Adding a self-service fueling station to this airport will support the continued growth of tourism and busi... More
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Owens receives 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award
August 13, 2014
Yesterday the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized Congressman Bill Owens with its 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award. The award is given annually to public figures who have done the most to support community health services and healthcare policies. “Improving access to quality care has immediate and long-term benefits for the people here,” said Owens. “This new facility in Warrensburg will be an important piece of the region’s health care system and will hel... More
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