FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

Schumer And Clinton Announce Millions In Crucial Funding For Capital Region 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 Capital Region

WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed funding for projects in New York’s Capital Region 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 to the President for signature.

“These projects are crucial to fueling economic growth across the Capital Region 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 Capital Region 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 Capital Region, which will support the region’s schools, hospitals, and communities. 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 Capital Region:

• New York Center for National Competitiveness in Nanoscale Characterization (NC)3, Partnership between the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), University at Albany-SUNY - $893,000
• Capital District Women’s Bar Association Domestic Violence, Civil Legal Assistance, and Military Families Legal Project, Albany, NY - $211,500
• AIDS Council of Northeastern New York At-Risk Youth Prevention Education Initiative, Albany, NY - $94,000
• Albany PAL After School Club for at-risk youth, Albany, NY - $164,500
• Albany, NY, Teen Challenge At-Risk Youth Drug Prevention Outreach - $47,000
• Albany Medical Center, Patient Safety Center - Virtual Learning Center - $478,449
• Upper Susquehanna River Basin Environmental Restoration, Cooperstown - $102,000
• City of Albany, WiFi Service in Albany in Albany, New York, public access to technology project - $196,000
• Capital District YMCA, Schenectady, New York for construction of new YMCA at the site of a brownfield - $196,000
• The Civic Center of Moreau, Inc. The Moreau Community Center, Campaign to Establish the New Regional Community Center at Moreau, South Glens Falls, NY, for the construction of the Regional Community Center at Moreau which will provide dramatically improved educational, recreational, and community service facilities as well as substantial economic development - $196,000

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