A Democratic congressman said Wednesday he will likely support his party's leader Nancy Pelosi one day after he mentioned the possibility of voting for Republican John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE for Speaker.

Rep. Bill Owens (N.Y.), who won a full term in Congress three weeks ago, said he was simply venting his frustrations over not hearing back from either leader about an extension of the expiring Bush era tax cuts.

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"I was blowing off a little steam because I was agitated that neither one of them had responded to me," Owens told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Owens BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE-for-speaker" href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/130503-dem-congressman-may-vote-boehner-for-speaker">said Tuesday it is "quite possible" he would vote Boehner (Ohio) for Speaker when the full House votes next year. 

The congressman won his seat in 2009 to replace Rep. John McHugh (R), who was nominated to be Secretary of the Army. New York's 23rd district had long been held by Republicans before Owens's win, and he was able to escape the fate of six other New York Democrats who lost their seats on Election Day.

Upon arriving in Congress, Owens cast several key votes in favor of the healthcare reform law, a major priority for Pelosi (Calif.)

Owens said he would vote for Pelosi as long as she plans to govern from the center and focus on jobs, according to the Enterprise.