Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Anthony Brinidisi say $272 million in funding for Rome Lab has been included in the soon-to-pass, bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2020.

That's $34 million above the President's budget request and $27 million more than Rome Lab received in 2019.

The lawmakers say much of the funding increase will be used for Rome Lab's Quantum Computing Innovation Center.

Additional funding will be used for Rome Lab to research Artificial Intelligence technology.

“With these vital funds, Rome Labs and the Mohawk Valley will continue to be in the forefront of military technology,” said Congressman Anthony Brindisi. The race to harness quantum technology will be competitive and we need to make sure America is leading that race. I’m thrilled to see this money included in this funding legislation. These dollars, along with the hard working men and women at Rome Labs, will allow our military to continue to innovate and create the technologies that will lead us into the future.”