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November 22, 2004

Congresswoman Tubbs Jones Assists in Securing Over $54 Million in Funding for the 11th Congressional District

From: PR Newswire (press release) - Nov 22, 2004

Recognizes Ohio Delegation For Efforts To Deliver Funding to Ohio

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Congresswoman Tubbs Jones joined a majority of her House Colleagues in passing House Resolution 4818 known as the Omnibus Spending Bill for enacting the remaining seven appropriations bills (Agriculture, VA-HUD, Labor-HHS, Commerce-Justice-State, Legislative Branch, Foreign Operations, and Treasury-Transportation). The bill provides funding for the fiscal year that began on September 30, 2004.

"While I was pleased that the State of Ohio and the 11th Congressional District received significant funding for programs, I was disappointed to learn that the Omnibus bill failed to properly fund much needed programming in the many areas, most importantly education and healthcare" stated Rep. Tubbs Jones. "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was once again underfunded by some $9.6 billion. Additionally, the agreement provided only $12.8 billion for Title I, $7.7 billion less than was promised by NCLB - meaning that 2.5 million children will be denied the Title I math and reading assistance promised, while at the same time shortchanging after-school learning activities."

Congresswoman Tubbs Jones also noted the bill's insufficient funding of healthcare citing an inadequate increase of only 2.9 percent for National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is the smallest percentage increase in NIH's history of appropriations since Fiscal Year 1986, and well short of the 3.5 percent increase needed to keep up with estimated inflation in research costs. In addition, for the second year in a row, the agreement freezes all other components of the Ryan White CARE Act, which helps support medical care, dental care, and various supportive services for HIV/AIDS patients lacking other sources of care.

"I would like to recognize the entire Ohio Delegation, particularly the efforts of the members of the Appropriations Committee in their diligence in delivering many of my funding requests to the 11th Congressional District of Ohio," stated Rep. Tubbs Jones.

The 11th Congressional District received the following appropriations.

-- Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau- $500,000
-- Camp in Cleveland for Manufacturing Technology Complex $300,000
-- Camp in Cleveland for the Development of World Class Training Services
in Lean Manufacturing Process Improvements - $500,000
-- Center for Families and Children, Cleveland, Ohio for facilities and
equipment- $250,000
-- Center for Regenerative Medicine, a Joint CWRU, CCF, UH project -
$4,500,000 (Earmark went to CWRU)
-- Cleveland Botanical Gardens for the One to One Thousand Project-
-- Cleveland Clinic Foundation for facilities and equipment for the Heart
Center- $1,200,000
-- Cleveland Clinic Health Systems for The Euclid Hospital Emergency
Department renovation and construction- $400,000
-- Cleveland Clinic Pedestrian Access Tunnel- $1,000,000
-- Cleveland Clinic Police Command Center Relocation- $100,000
-- Cleveland Dept. of Public Health, Cleveland, Ohio for facilities and
equipment for four City owned health centers- $280,000
-- Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, for facilities and equipment
for Netwellness- $250,000
-- Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio for expansion of programs
- $250,000
-- Cleveland Institute of Music - $350,000
-- Cleveland JARC, Ohio- $750,000
-- Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, Cleveland, Ohio for educational programs-
-- Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio for education through the
arts- $650,000
-- Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland Ohio for educational programs -
-- Cleveland Scholarship Program, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio for student
scholarship- $400,000
-- COTA ITS Integrated Project- $800,000
-- Cuyahoga Community College Nursing Education Program - $425,000
-- Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners for an Early Childhood
Initiative- $400,000
-- Cuyahoga County Plan for Senior Transportation $1,000,000
-- East Side Transit Center- $500,000
-- Harbor Heritage Society, Cleveland for MAKING WAVES vessel wide
interpretive exhibit for the steamship William G. Mather Maritime
Museum- $200,000
-- Health Space Cleveland - $250,000
-- Hitchcock Center for Women for substance abuse treatment and related
services- $100,000
-- I-75 - I-47 North Interchange, Ohio- $1,000,000
-- Jewish Community Federation for NORC- $50,000
-- Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood, Ohio, for a Cradle of
Christianity Biblical Treasures from the Holy Land Traveling
Exhibition- $500,000
-- Metro Health Systems for facilities and equipment for the PICU-
-- NASA Glenn Research Center - $200,000 (Increase)
-- NASA Glenn research Center for the Commercial Technology Program -
$4,000,000 (Increase)
-- NASA Glenn Research Center for the National Center for Command
Navigation and Surveillance - $1,000,000 (Increase)
-- National College Access Network, Cleveland, Ohio for expanding and
strengthening of programs- $500,000
-- National Cued Speech Association, for Deaf Children's Literacy
Project- $350,000
-- North Coast Harbor Improvement Dock project $500,000
-- NorthEast Ohio Regional Sewer EASTERLY/DOAN- $350,000
-- Orbital Research, Inc for FED-SAVER- $575,000
-- Playhouse Square for Idea Center- $550,000
-- Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland Ohio for educational programs -
-- Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital - $750,000
-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio for music education
programs- $350,000
-- RTA- Cleveland Ohio Euclid Corridor Project -Transportation-
-- Stella Maris- $72,750
-- VNA Care Watch Program to purchase equipment- $300,000
-- VNA HealthCare Partners of Ohio, East Cleveland, Ohio for facilities
and equipment - $275,000
-- Vocational Guidance Services to improve educational opportunities and
employment outcomes, which may include the purchase of equipment-
-- West Side Ecumenical Ministry for a Youth health and Wellness project-
-- West Side Industrial Retention and Expansion Network Cleveland, Ohio
for a Workforce Training Project - $370,000
-- Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio- $400,000

SOURCE Office of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones

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