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Congressman Owens to conduct 'Telephone Town Hall'

U.S. Congressman Bill Owens (D, Plattsburgh) answers questions from the public during an appearance this spring at Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Owens will be answering questions from area citizens during a conference call scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 9.

U.S. Congressman Bill Owens (D, Plattsburgh) answers questions from the public during an appearance this spring at Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Owens will be answering questions from area citizens during a conference call scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 9. Photo by Thom Randall.

— U.S. Rep. Bill Owens (D, Plattsburgh) will be answering questions during a one-hour interactive telephone session Monday Sept. 9 with area citizens, he announced Friday.

Owens is to offer a short update on developments in Washington D.C., then host live questions from citizens of the 21st Congressional District.

To be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. the conference call is part of the congressman’s efforts to connect with residents across the 16,000+ square miles of his district, according to to a statement issued by Owens’ office. The statement said questions on all topics would be welcomed by the Congressman.

“As we head into the fall session, Congress has a lot of important decisions to make, and hearing from my constituents will be extremely helpful,” Owens said. “I encourage all who can to join me on Monday — I am looking forward to the discussion.”

A random sample of residents from every county in New York’s 21st Congressional District will receive an invitation by telephone to participate in the conference call. Additionally, anyone from the 21st District can request an invitation by emailing their name and complete phone number to: ny21townhall@mail.house.gov; calling Owens’ Washington office at (202) 225-4611; or filling out a form provided at: www.owens.house.gov.

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.

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