Sunday, April 10, 2011

Owens praises budget compromise

Owens voted in favor of the budget comprise, voicing a need to keep vital services running for upstate New Yorkers.

"I am pleased that both parties were able to compromise and keep critical programs running for American families as Congress continues to work to keep government running through the rest of the fiscal year," Owens told the Press-Republican in a statement Saturday morning.

"This compromise will ensure that the troops, who risk their lives for our freedom, will not see an interruption in pay or benefits. I look forward to next week's final funding bill and hope that it takes politics out of the discussion while moving to cut spending in a responsible way."

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