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Rep. Owens announces nominations for U.S. service academies
December 15, 2014
This morning Congressman Bill Owens announced the nomination of 17 students from across Northern New York to attend U.S. service academies next year. “Attending a U.S. service academy gives a student the opportunity to serve her or his country and receive a world class education at the same time,” said Owens. “I commend these students for choosing to pursue this path of extraordinary honor and selflessness. I am pleased to support their efforts in this regard and look forward to seeing them carr... More
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Rep. Owens recognized by Canadian Embassy for cross-border advocacy
December 11, 2014
This morning, Congressman Bill Owens was presented with a Canadian flag that was flown over the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his work supporting U.S.-Canadian relations. “For many years, investments in the vast and growing economic partnership between the U.S. and Canada have paid off in the form of jobs and economic growth in communities on both sides of the border,” said Owens. “I am grateful for this recognition from the Canadian Embassy and look forward to returning... More
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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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