2010-08-06 / Top Stories

Senator Gillibrand Calls For The House To Return

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will deliver more than $2.8 billion of education and health care funding to help New York. The legislation will provide $2.2 billion for New York’s Medicaid system and more than $607 million in education funding that should save or create an estimated 7,100 education jobs in New York.

“This funding is so important to communities in New York and across the country. I think the right thing to do would be for members of the House to briefly return to Washington so that we can send the legislation to President Obama immediately and deliver assistance to local schools and hospitals right away,” Gillibrand said.

“Today we overcame obstruction and delivered for New York. I want to thank Majority Leader Reid for his commitment and Senators Snowe and Collins for putting people above partisanship.”

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