Reps. Engel and Lowey Announce Preliminary Funding for Yonkers Public Schools

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Lowey_Nita WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2010 — Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) (pictured left) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY-18) together secured a preliminary $400,000 in funding for the Yonkers Public Schools, as part of the FY 2011 Labor, Health and Education Appropriations bill. 

The funding is intended for use by the school district for student and teacher development, which may include equipment. 

Rep. Engel said, “As a former educator, I am always very pleased to help schools provide better education for their students.  The dedicated teachers and administrators from the Yonkers school district do an incredible job providing the future leaders of New York with a stellar education.  In today’s world, you must have the best equipment to compete in a high tech world, and this legislation will make it possible for Yonkers to pursue upgrades.”

“The best thing we can do for the future of our region is ensure children have access to the best educational opportunities,” said Rep. Lowey, the second-highest ranking Democrat on the Labor, Health, and Education Subcommittee.  “If enacted, this funding will help Yonkers Public Schools teach students with innovative equipment and techniques, and will help students be prepared for the competitive economy they will enter after graduation.”

Bernard P. Pierorazio, (pictured in the center) Superintendent of Schools, applauded the efforts,“Congressman Engel and Congresswoman Lowey continue to demonstrate their strong support for education, but most important, their determination to bring that funding to Yonkers.  This is especially appreciated now, as we weather this difficult economic climate.  Yonkers remains committed to excellence and providing a 21st century learning environment for our 26,000 students, preparing them today for tomorrow’s global marketplace.”  

This action was a preliminary step in a long process. The bill will now be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee, and then the full House. The Senate is also working on their version of the bill.

Rep. Engel added, “While this is only the beginning of the Appropriations process, I feel very good that funding for this important program was included in this measure. I will continue working with my colleagues to ensure this funding is preserved as the bill moves through the legislative process.”  Rep. Engel is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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  1. Oh, but the one holding this corrupt administration accountable is Joan Gronowski, Dem. The three stooges, Murtagh, Larkin and Sheperd all Repl. voted to raise taxes. Republicrats one and all.
    These two parties are two wings on the same bird of prey.
    The only good incumbent is a defeated incumbent.

  2. There would be no city budget if the Democrats(Lesnick,Tererro,McDow) in the council did not vote for it.Of course passing a budget forever bans those Democrats from serving in the most corrupt Democratic Party legislatures in the country.Budget,budget,where is the budget?the only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  3. Notice Treacy did not answer your question about Amicone. Hey Jack, “all politics is local.” You would have a lot more credibility if you changed your mantra to “the only good incumbent is a defeated incumbent.”

  4. “Pataki”?Wasn’t every thing suppose to change on day one?Well it did change:Spitzer used the state police to forge evidence on his political opponent Senator Bruno.Spitzer was paying prositutes at the same time he had a political photo signing increasing penalties on street Johns.Democrat Alan Hevesi comptrollers office had a pay to play for state pension money management.The unelected governor is a “former” drug addict.The 75 year old lieut governor serves illegally,never having been elected to any office.The Democratic attorney general calls the state legislature not only the most dysfunctional but the most corrupt in the nation.Budget, budget, where is the budget?The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  5. and sure wasn’t it Pataki who gave the state away. As I said you don’t get it. You just keep saying the same thing over and over again. What a republican moron.

  6. It was also a Republican controlled Congress that was responsible for the budget surpluses during the Clinton years.If Clinton had a leftist controlled Congress, we would have been in the same boat as socialist Greece.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  7. It was Clinton/Goldman Sachs Rubin who had the Glass-Steagle repealed.It Was Clinton/Rubin/Andrew Cuomo that had FNMA and FMAC lower the standards on buying mortgages. It was Clinton/Rubin who created the Dot Com bubble that burst when Bush took office.It was Dodd and Frank that told the taxpayers that FNMA and FMAC were solvent and the taxpayers would not be left holding the bag for trillions in mortgages.The federal government is recouping the TARP money and making money on it.It was bush who saved the economy when the 9/11 attacks brought the economy in America to almost a virtual halt.The Democrats in the city council voted for the tax increases.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  8. Don’t forget who got us into this mess Jack. Your buddy Bush who spent his entire 8 years bankrupting this country. Then he bailed out his best buddies the banks in September of 2008. It’s amazing how many forget this simple little act. But you are brainwashed and are unable to get out of that head of yours.
    It’s interesting how you haven’t once mentioned the republican Mayor of Yonkers, Amicone and his 3 amigos Larkin, Murtagh and Shepherd who just dumped a huge tax increase on the city. You lost your beak on that one. How come. There are no good republicans. None and Never.

  9. New York state is a fiscal zombie and Jeff Klein got $5 million in members pork barrel money to further his lifetime political career.The state and Klein can’t pass a budget and the state just now got the news that 1.1 billion in medicaid spending will be stripped from the unemployment bill,so enjoy the trolley ride in this state of fools.When you press release what you are spending, announce how we the taxpayers will pay for it.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  10. I have to ask: haven’t they been saving the schools and ensuring the success of our children for decades? Are they ever going to get it right? Yonkers schools now are worse than when Lowey was first elected. When will it ever end?

  11. I saw the same sign and wondered about it. It actually says “Sponsored by Jeff Klein” who must be a state rep or senator. It has that toothy picture of him as big as life. My question is when did spending my tax dollars to support something in the community become a gift or sponsorship by a politician? The sign should have said “Tuckahoe Trolley: Paid for by you the Taxpayer”

  12. I was fleeing the Yonkers heat to meet friends for dinner in Tuckahoe and saw a huge banner on a fence near the Tuckahoe train station saying a trolley subsidized by Engel would be running in Tuckahoe soon. We could use one of these in downtown Yonkers. Why can’t we get one? I’m sure he could use some Yonkers votes. LMAO!!!!!

  13. Yonkers school district do an incredible job providing the future leaders of New York with a stellar education
    I am not saying that we do not have excellent hard working teachers in Yonkers, we do. But really the hyperbole is outrageous. I am sure all the lovely savages on the west side received a steller education.
    The ability of liberal democrats to ladle on the crap is just amazing.

  14. Just add more and more to the national debt and when it becomes crisis raise taxes,its the Democratic Party way.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  15. Wonderful, how much more money are they going to piss away on that cesspool called the BOE. A graduation rate of 54%, outstanding! Instead of more money, what these kids need are a good kick in the ass!

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