Bill Owens web site really does a good job of defining where he stands on the issues that matter to us.
Bill Owens is committed to health care reform. He understands that we need reform for the millions of Americans who don’t have affordable health care, as well as for those who have inadequate care or live in fear that their coverage may not be there when they really need it. As a Member of Congress, Bill Owens will fight for health care reform that responsibly fixes our broken system for us and for future generations.
Bill Owens is a leader on job creation in Upstate New York who helped bring over 2,000 jobs to the region. When the Plattsburgh Air Force Base closed, he helped create the Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation to ensure the land was used to create jobs, and currently there are more than 500 jobs based there as a result of his leadership. Bill also fought tirelessly to help recruit businesses from Canada to Upstate New York.
Bill Owens was as a Captain in the United States Air Force, and served at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. As a veteran, Owens thinks that by asking the men and women of our Armed Forces to put their lives on the line to defend America, we have an obligation to care for them when they come home.
There is no question that America today faces a more difficult economy than we have seen in recent memory. Every day, more hardworking families in Upstate New York and all across the nation are struggling to make ends meet.
Bill Owens knows how important farmers and ranchers are to our economy, and to the values that guide us in our everyday lives. Farmers and ranchers in Upstate New York work hard to provide America with a safe, affordable and abundant food supply, and it is incumbent upon us to give them the support they need to get the job done.