SCHUMER ANNOUNCES SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES HIS REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR BUFFALO NIAGARA MEDICAL CENTER- CENTER SET TO RECEIVE $1,000,000
Funding Will Be Used for Improvements to Physical Infrastructure of Medical Campus Project is a Critical Component of Buffalo's Downtown Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Plan Bill Will Now Be Sent To The Full Senate Appropriations Committee
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill which includes $1,000,000 for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The funding will be used to make improvements to the campus's physical infrastructure, including traffic reduction, pedestrian access and public safety features. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.
"The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a top notch facility that contributes to Western New York's economy and health," Schumer said. "These funds will help make sure the campus keeps up with demand and continues to act as an economic boost for the region and a world class healthcare facility for residents."
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a consortium of the region's premier health care, life sciences research, and medical education institutions, all located on 120 acres in downtown Buffalo. The BNMC is dedicated to the cultivation of a worldclass medical campus for clinical care, research, education, and entrepreneurship.
Now that the bill has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, it will be sent to the full Senate Appropriations Committee. Following approval by the Full Committee and the Senate, the bill will move towards Conference with the House and then to the President for signature.
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