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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley

WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in the Hudson Valley 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 this week for final passage before being sent to the President for signature.


“These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley, from vital military construction to job training for the region’s workers to cleaning up our waterways.  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 the Hudson Valley Region:


·              Community Outreach Center, Monsey, NY - $188,000

·              Hudson Valley Community College, Weekend Nursing Program in Troy - $478,492

·              Armory District Revitalization Planning, NY, for planning and design efforts within the City’s Armory District to aid in the redevelopment of this deteriorating corridor - $196,000

·              City of Poughkeepsie, NY Parking Deck and Transit Hub - $764,400

·              Haverstraw Ferry Terminal construction - $305,760

·              Yonkers, NY, Outstanding Warrants Program -- $94,000

·              Westchester County, NY, for surveillance and video equipment -- $89,300 

·              Rockland County, NY, Police Information Network -- $47,000

·              Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System, replacement buses (low-emission/ADA accessible) --$764,400



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