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Schumer: Funds for Amsterdam hospital saved

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, left, and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, speak during a briefing at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam on Thursday.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, left, and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, speak during a briefing at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam on Thursday.
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Many breathed a sigh of relief when Congress approved legislation that staved off the “fiscal cliff” earlier this month. But for programs at one local hospital, it was almost a salvation — the legislation includes $1.7 million in health care funding directed primarily toward senior citizens. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, gathered with about 80 staff members at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam on Thursday to recount successful last-minute lobbying that preserved critical money for ...

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January 18, 2013
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