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Dec 3, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill which provides resources to preserve the stories of United States veterans who earned a Purple Heart medal.

Dec 2, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) Co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is appealing to the incoming Biden Administration to make coordination between the United States and Canada a top priority, including development of a reopening plan at the northern border and the expansion of technology that provides for improved border crossing efficiencies over the long-term. 

Nov 30, 2020 Press Release

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced the completion of the Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, reporting that grant recipients will be notified via email and checks will be distributed by mail beginning today. Erie County, working in coordination with 43North, announced the grant program in October, committing funds from U.S.

Nov 24, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The bill reauthorizes the Registered Apprenticeships Program and would authorize $3.5 billion five years to add new registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships for workers.

Nov 20, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 8326, the Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 or CED Act. The bipartisan bill would ask communities creating their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) to include plans that would help increase affordable, quality child care in the region.