Politics and Elections

January 18, 2013

Owens named to key subcommittees

Owens assigned to AppropriationsCommittee for 113th Congress

PLATTSBURGH — Congressman Bill Owens has been appointed to the subcommittees on defense and homeland security as a member of the influential House Appropriations Committee for the 113th Congress.

“As a veteran, I’m proud to serve on the Defense Subcommittee to help ensure that men and women in the field have everything they need and installations like Fort Drum are fully prepared to train the next generation of soldiers,” Owens (D-Plattsburgh) said in a press release.

“Moreover, as co-chair of the Northern Border Caucus, I look forward to serving on the Homeland Security subcommittee to further facilitate the movement of people and goods between New York and Canada.”

In Congress, the Appropriations Committee exercises authority over federal spending in every department. 

The Defense Subcommittee has jurisdiction over spending for the departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Office of Secretary of Defense, various defense agencies and the intelligence community.

This includes much of the spending at military installations, such as Fort Drum, as well as department-wide activities within the Army. The Homeland Security Subcommittee has jurisdiction over that department, as well as associated agencies, like Customs and Border Patrol.

“This new role is an exciting opportunity to help strengthen important economic assets in the district,” Owens said.

“I look forward to the good work we can do to help create jobs while finding responsible cuts that will put America back on track toward fiscal responsibility.”

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