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Bill Owens on Abortion
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  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Bill Owens on Budget & Economy
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  • More balanced budgets and less deficit spending. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
Bill Owens on Civil Rights
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  • Civil unions but no same-sex marriage. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Ensure disabled access to public pools. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Bill Owens on Corporations
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  • End tax breaks for companies that offshore jobs. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Bill Owens on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bill Owens on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bill Owens on Education
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  • Increased funding for higher education. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Bill Owens on Energy & Oil
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  • Promote investment in solar, wind, and biomass. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
Bill Owens on Environment
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  • Investigate milk prices so producers get a fair price. (Nov 2009)
  • Prohibit invasive research on great apes. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 38% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Bill Owens on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Bill Owens on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Bill Owens on Free Trade
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  • Entice Canadian business to manufacture in New York. (Nov 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Bill Owens on Government Reform
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  • Reduce the salary of Members of Congress. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Bill Owens on Gun Control
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  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Apr 2011)
Bill Owens on Health Care
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  • Access to affordable health insurance for every American. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
Bill Owens on Homeland Security
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  • Remain resilient in the fight against terror. (Oct 2011)
  • Obligation to care for veterans when they come home. (Nov 2009)
  • Invest in job training for veterans. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Bill Owens on Immigration
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  • We need a thin but secure border. (Oct 2011)
Bill Owens on Jobs
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  • Helped create Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
Bill Owens on Principles & Values
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  • 2009: Endorsed by GOP candidate against Tea Party nominee. (Aug 2010)
  • 2009: First Dem elected in district since 1872. (Apr 2010)
Bill Owens on Social Security
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  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Bill Owens on Tax Reform
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  • Let Bush tax cuts expire. (Nov 2009)
  • $5M estate tax exemption, to protect family farms. (Nov 2009)
  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Apr 2012)
Bill Owens on Technology
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  • Construct I-98; improve Port of Oswego. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (Oct 2011)
Bill Owens on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Bill Owens on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Civil unions but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Access to affordable health insurance for every American: Strongly Favors topic 5
Access to affordable health insurance for every American: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increased funding for higher education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$5M estate tax exemption, to protect family farms: Opposes topic 11
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
We need a thin but secure border: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Investigate milk prices so producers get a fair price: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Entice Canadian business to manufacture in New York: Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Remain resilient in the fight against terror: Favors topic 15
Obligation to care for veterans when they come home: Favors topic 15
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the salary of Members of Congress: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Promote investment in solar, wind, and biomass: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let Bush tax cuts expire: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Bill Owens is a Liberal Populist.
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