July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Panel Approves $300,000 For Kiryas Joel

Federal Dollars Will Help Upgrade Infrastructure, Create Jobs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $300,000 to help make infrastructure upgrades in Kiryas Joel. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.

"This is great news for Kryas Joel," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in infrastructure projects will help create jobs and help rebuild our economy. I will continue working hard to ensure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

The Village of Kiryas Joel will use the $300,000 federal investment for roadway paving, widening and drainage, traffic signals, and pedestrian safety sidewalks and curbs. The investment will help upgrade infrastructure, create jobs and help provide economic growth for the Hudson Valley.

Late yesterday, the Appropriations Bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed the full committee. The legislation will head to the floor for a full vote before the Senate. The bill will then proceed to the House-Senate Conference Committee, before final passage in both chambers, and sent to the President to become law.