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Pelosi Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Bill Owens

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Congressman Bill Owens’ announcement that he will retire at the end of his present term:

“From his service in the Air Force to his service in Congress, Bill Owens has consistently demonstrated his dedication to keeping this nation strong and secure.  During his time in the House, Congressman Owens proved himself an effective advocate for a robust national defense, and a great champion for investing in the schools, farms, and small businesses it guards.

“The House and the people of New York’s 21st Congressional District are losing a fine friend and legislator.  We thank him for his service, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”