Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Says Failing Infrastructure Grade and Flawed Budget Cuts is Failing our Children

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is formally putting federal agencies on notice about the hazardous conditions creating alarming lead contamination rates in Buffalo, Western New York and thousands of other “hotspots” reported in a recent Reuters special report.   Higgins criticizes proposed budget cuts

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release
Riverwalk Component of Peace Bridge Gateway Project Provides Improved Access to Niagara River Waterfront

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) marked completion of the new Shoreline Trail bicycle and pedestrian bridge featuring a Niagara River scenic overlook and an improved Riverwalk connection along the water’s edge.  This $5.2 million project is a component of a larger $60 million Peace Bridge gateway project which includes more than $15 million in federal funding secured by Congressman Higgins.

Apr 24, 2017 Press Release
40 shorelines in Erie and Niagara County improved through community service and environmental stewardship

BUFFALO, NY – April 22, 2016, Spring cleaning was in full-effect. Over 2,000 Western New Yorkers participated in tidying up the shorelines across Erie and Niagara County for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s annual Spring Shoreline Sweep.


The event targeted 40 shoreline sites in need of stewardship and litter removal throughout Erie and

Apr 20, 2017 Press Release

“This process needed a little more imagination, a little more vision, and a lot more guts. We’ve lost a generational opportunity to restore the Central Terminal and extend Buffalo’s renaissance into its neighborhoods.

Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Higgins joins County Executive, Mayor Szymanski in Lackawanna to review CDBG-funded revitalization projects Poloncarz, Casilio, elected officials voice support for CDBG-funded Rural Transit Service in Clarence visit

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C.

Apr 18, 2017 Press Release
New Venue, Proposed in 2013 Master Plan, Would Include Dining Options Featuring Buffalo’s Iconic Food Brands

Apr 18, 2017 Press Release
Public to be Kept Out of Final Meeting, Members Have Yet to Receive Agenda or Public Comments

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the Buffalo Train Station Selection Committee, is expressing concern about the lack of transparency and public inclusion in the process for the site selection of Buffalo’s new train station, scheduled to be decided this week. 

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

"As I have stated in the past, the fight in Syria is not a fight for freedom and democracy; it is a fight for raw power and control between a murderous dictator and violent extremists. Reports of the use of sarin to brutalize the Syrian people by their government is barbaric and inhumane and rightly calls out for condemnation on the world stage.

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release
High School Students Invited to Participate; Winning Piece Displayed at the United States Capitol

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Congressman Higgins’ district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online.  The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.