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Owens votes to approve Keystone XL pipeline
November 14, 2014
Today Congressman Bill Owens voted for legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The legislation passed in the House by a vote of 252 to 161. “The American people have waited more than six years for the Keystone XL project to move forward, creating thousands of jobs, providing greater energy security, and growing our valuable economic partnership with Canada,” said Owens. “Approval for this project is long overdue, especially after the State Department has repeatedly determined th... More
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Owens connects trade experts and local business owners at export workshop in Plattsburgh
November 6, 2014
More than 50 business owners, economic developers, transportation and trade specialists and other members of the business community gathered at the Holiday Inn Plattsburgh for a cross-border business conference organized and led by Congressman Bill Owens today. The event, “Doing Business Across the U.S.-Canadian Border,” highlighted opportunities for local entrepreneurs to tap into new markets, expand their foreign sales, and grow their businesses. “Our close proximity with Canada means that exp... More
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Owens speaks at 2014 North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference in Toronto
November 3, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens spoke last week as part of an expert panel at “Vision to Action,” the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference (NACIC) in Toronto, Canada. His remarks focused on possible outcomes of the upcoming U.S. elections and their impact on critical economic policy issues including immigration, taxation, infrastructure investment, energy production and North American trade expansion through programs like the Beyond the Border (BTB) initiative and United States-Canada... More
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Owens urges NNY first responders to apply for federal grants
October 31, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will award more than $300 million this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country. The application period for these grants runs from November 3rd at 8am ET to Friday, December 5th at 5pm ET. “Emergency first responders have a responsibility to be ready for any threat to public health or safety at a... More
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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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