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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For North Country 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 North Country

WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in New York’s North Country 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 before being sent to the President for signature.

“These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the North Country and for giving local residents top-notch services in education and health care,” said Senator Schumer. “By investing in these vital projects, we ensure that the North Country 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 North Country, from vital military construction to improving the region’s healthcare facilities to community improvements. 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 New York’s North Country:

• CVPH Medical Center, Vision of CVPH - Surgical Services/Heart Program Renovations in Plattsburgh - $1,436,459
• North Country Children’s Clinic, Inc - $478,492
• St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Inc., Regional Rural Broadband Expansion, Canton, NY to expand broadband access to rural areas - $196,000

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