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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Rochester Area Included In Omnibus Bill

Funds Included as Part of the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Expected to Pass the House Tonight and the Senate Tomorrow

Schumer and Clinton Fought to Secure Funding to Increase Economic Development, Health Care Services and Transportation across the Rochester Area

Washington, DC —Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in the Greater Rochester region of New York included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, will go before the House and Senate for final passage this week before being sent the President for signature.

“These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Rochester area and for giving local residents top-notch services in education, law enforcement and health care,” said Senator Schumer. “By investing in these vital projects, we ensure that the Rochester area continues to lure new businesses and tourists to the region, while ensuring families have the first-class services they need.”

“I am proud that these funds will help support critical investments in the Rochester Region, from improving our colleges to promoting medical research to supporting our community organizations. I’m pleased that my colleagues in the Congress have joined me in recognizing the importance of these investments in New York’s people, economy, and infrastructure,” said Senator Clinton.

The Omnibus Appropriations bill includes funding for the following projects for Western New York:

• Monroe County, NY, Department of Public Safety, for the Fingerprint and Trace module -- $446,500
• Monroe County, NY Crime Lab Computer and Document Forensic and Digital Evidence Module -- $625,100
• Rochester, NY, Rochester Institute of Technology, for an Integrated Sensing Systems Testbed (ISST) to develop, demonstrate, and validate advanced techniques for situational awareness -- $178,600
• Rochester General Hospital, Diffusion of New Heart Failure Treatment Technologies to Community and Rural Hospitals and Development of Biotech Manufacturing Capacity -- $238,755
• Catholic Family Center, Kinship Care Resource Center -- $238,755
• Rochester, NY, Historic Seneca Knitting Mill, the future home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame -- $246,100
• Rochester, NY, Rochester Lead Hazard Prevention Program, to enhance lead hazard assessments, inspections, remediation training and outreach to expedite lead hazard remediation in public housing -- $152,880
• Rochester, NY, Extension of Discretionary Funds for the Rochester Central Bus Terminal


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