July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Niagara Falls International Airport

Federal Dollars Will Help Repave Main Runway, Improve Safety, Keep Flights On Time

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to help rehabilitate a runway at Niagara Falls International Airport. 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 the Niagara Falls International Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation, bring critical updates for the airport and improve safety for our travelers. I will continue working hard to make sure New York gets its fair share from the federal government."

Niagara Falls International Airport will use the $400,000 federal investment to resurface the main runway to create a smooth operating surface - a critical infrastructure improvement that will ensure safe aircraft movement and help keep flights on time.

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.