FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2009
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE SET TO APPROVE NEARLY $16 MILLION FOR MILITARY PROJECTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK
Funding To Go To Local Companies and Universities for Training, Equipment, Surveillance Systems and Medical Research - Will Boost Jobs, Economy in Region
Schumer Requested Committee to Include Funding In FY2010 Spending Bill
Bill Set to Pass Senate In Next Few Days
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate is set to approve $15,872,000 in funding for military projects in Western New York.
Included within this funding is $2 million for the Identification of New Drug Targets in Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections at Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo. $1,072,000 will be directed towards maintaining the Eliminate Public Safety Hazards program in Lewiston. $800,000 will help finance Air National Guard Joint Threat Emitter Savannah Combat Readiness Training Centers at Northrop Grumman in Amherst. $2 million will be allocated to the Advanced Cancer Genome Institute at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. $800,000 in funding will support the Advanced Military Wound Healing Research and Treatment at Daemen College with SUNY Buffalo Medical School and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. $800,000 will be directed towards Energy and Sensor Informatics Research and Translation at the University of Buffalo. CUBRC will receive $800,000 for the Automated Sample Preparation for Biological Detection in Buffalo. $800,000 will be allocated to the Lithos Robotics Corporation in Amherst for Autonomous Control and Video Sensing for Robots. Veritay Technology, Inc. will receive $800,000 for the Improved Kinetic Energy Cargo Round in East Amherst. Calspan Corporation will be awarded $800,000 for Military Upset Recovery Training. Calspan Flight Research Group will receive $3.6 million for X-49A Envelope Expansion Modifications in Niagara Falls. $1.6 million will be directed to Moog for a Quiet Drive Advanced Rotary Actuator.
"This is terrific news for Western New York because this funding will create and preserve jobs in tough economic times," said Schumer. "Providing our brave men and women with the equipment, services and resources they need from first-rate firms and institutions like those in western New York is essential to the success of our military. I will continue to fight for funds that will help our soldiers perform at the optimum level and that boost the economy in Western New York."
The funding will be directed to the following projects:
The funding levels have been announced through the FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Conference Report and are set to pass the Senate in the next few days.
The Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations funding will help prepare our troops for any emergency that may arise by providing them with first class weapons and equipment, and ensuring that they and their families are well taken care of. The bill makes critical investments in the health, well-being and readiness of our armed forces, addressing issues raised by service members, their families, and Department of Defense officials in testimony before the Congress, and discovered through visits to military bases across the United States and overseas.