Congressman Owens to hold 'telephone town hall' tonight
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 2:29 pm

St. Lawrence County residents will have a chance to hear from Rep. Bill Owens via a “telephone town hall” today at 7 p.m.

The phone conference will focus on the sequestration, job creation and Owens’ support for an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.

Owens said the meeting is part of an ongoing effort to keep in touch with constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District, which includes St. Lawrence County.

Owens will give a quick update on efforts and accept questions from constituents.

“The most important thing I can do as a Member of Congress is stay in touch and listen to the thoughts and concerns of my constituents,” Owens said. “Telephone town halls offer an opportunity to connect with thousands of constituents across the district and give them a chance to ask questions or voice their opinions. I encourage all who can attend to do so and look forward to speaking with them.”

A random sample of residents in New York’s 21st Congressional District will receive an invitation by telephone to participate in the conference call on Wednesday.

However, constituents of the 21st district can request an invitation in the follow ways:

• Emailing their name and complete phone number to [email protected];

• Calling the Congressman’s Washington office at 202-225-4611; or

• Filling out the form provided at

For those unable to participate in the telephone town hall, questions or concerns can be sent to Congressman Owens by calling any of his offices in New York or Washington, by visiting his website at