Gibson, Gillibrand bringing pork to Albany
Dec 16, 2011 12:06 am
Congressman Chris Gibson, who represents Greene and Columbia and several surrounding counties, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who used to, are bragging about some local pork tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill, which just passed both chambers of Congress, includes over $50 million for nanotechnology research and a provision to increase focus on nanotechnology research by the Defense Department, including a study to determine the need for a center for nanotechnology. Where might that center be located? "A new center would likely be located at the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering devoted to research and development of nanotechnology. Albany’s NanoCollege is also well placed to compete for the research funding. Now that the House and Senate have both approved the funding and legislative provision, the bill will be sent to the President for signature," according to Senator Gillibrand's press release.