FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2010
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNING FMAP EXTENSION AND EDUCATION FUNDING INTO LAW
"I want to thank President Obama for his strong support of this legislation and for quickly signing this bill, which will provide the City with approximately $400 million in Medicaid expense relief - known as FMAP - and nearly $200 million in new education funding. Speaker Pelosi recognized the importance of this issue and I want to thank her for bringing the House back into session to make this funding a reality. The City's Congressional delegation has been fighting for months to ensure these dollars made it back to the City, and today's victory is in no small part due to their efforts."
Stu Loeser / Marc La Vorgna (212) 788-2958