Thursday, February 25, 2010

Congressman Owens Fights to Restore Cuts to Fort Drum

Owens Presses Sec. McHugh, Gen. Casey for Fort Drum Funding
Congressman continues fight to restore funding cuts

WASHINGTON – At today’s House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Bill Owens questioned Secretary of the Army John McHugh and General George W. Casey on recent funding cuts for Fort Drum.

"It is critical to our nation's security and North Country job growth that Fort Drum funding cuts be restored as quickly as possible," said Owens. "Fort Drum is a main driver of our local economy and I will continue to fight these cuts every step of the way."

The hearing marked another step in Rep. Owens’ fight to restore Fort Drum funding cuts. Since the budget reduction was announced, Owens has regularly met with military officials to ensure that adequate support is provided to the facility, which houses the most deployed division in the United States Army.

Congressman Bill Owens is a former Air Force JAG officer and currently sits on the Committee on Homeland Security and the House Armed Services Committee.

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