Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Owens Meets with Ireland's Prime Minister

Owens Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day,
Meets with Prime Minister
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Owens today celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and met with Ireland Prime Minister Brian Cowen. Rep. Owens spoke with the Prime Minister about debt reduction strategies and effective cuts in spending.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a day when everyone is Irish,” said Owens. “Today, we can all be proud that Ireland is taking aggressive steps to rein in spending and control their national debt. Deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility are second only to job creation in my priorities in Washington.”

Rep. Owens has advocated a fiscally responsible strategy in Washington during his time in office, supporting multiple bills that aim to provide tax cuts to middle-class families and small business owners while advocating for a serious and sustained investment to pay down the deficit.

“Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to work together and take decisive action to cut unnecessary spending and put Americans back to work,” Owens added.

Owens also congratulated Clinton County Clerk John Zurlo, who was named Irishman of the Year by the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce this morning.

“We are very proud of John. This is a major recognition considering the high number of Upstate New Yorkers who claim Irish heritage,” said Owens

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