World War II veteran Andrew J. Dodges reached out to Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) in late November with a Christmas wish: to receive a new set of the military service medals he earned while serving in the United States Army. Corporal Dodges’ medals, including a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, were stolen from his home.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced bipartisan adoption by the House of Representatives of the “First Step Act” (S. 756). The bill provides a comprehensive package of reforms to federal sentencing guidelines and the federal prison system.
“This represents a necessary first step in addressing outdated and inequitable policies, reducing recidivism among inmates, and undoing a broken system that has led to mass incarceration,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of S.2076, the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, in the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 361-3. Higgins is a Cosponsor of the House version of the bill. The BOLD Act had previously passed the Senate by voice vote on December 12th. It now awaits the President’s signature.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications for grants for its Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program. The window for applications closes on Friday, December 21st at 5:00pm.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding totaling $6,939,646 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York. The Community Health Center of Buffalo and Neighborhood Health Center will each receive over $3 million through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toward services provided at eight local clinics.
Congressman Higgins Announces December Congress on Your Corner Schedule
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of December. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.
Tuesday, December 11
10:00am to 12:00pm
Valley Community Center
93 Leddy Street, Buffalo
Tuesday, December 11
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District to announce $12.455 million in federal funding to the Army
Corps in 2019 for improvements to the Buffalo Harbor.