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115th Congress


Erie County Receives $3.4 Million in Anti-Opioid Grant Funding

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Erie County Probation Commissioner Brian McLaughlin, and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce over $3.4 million in new federal grant funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to combat the opioid epidemic in Erie County. Awarded through the federal Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program, the two U.S.

Higgins Announces Approval of Bipartisan Legislative Package Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has announced passage in the House of Representative of a package of bills addressing the nation’s Opioid crisis. H.R. 6, The Support for Patients and Communities Act, was sent to the Senate with a vote of 393 in favor and 8 against. It is expected to pass in the Senate.

Congressman Higgins Announces October Congress on Your Corner Schedule

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of October. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.

Below is the outreach schedule for October:

Friday, October 5th


Town of Tonawanda Senior Center

291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda


Tuesday, October 9th

10:00am – 11:30am

John Duke Center

1201 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls


Higgins Discusses New Report Confirming Economic Gains From Federal Great Lakes Investments

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) this week discussed a new report from the University of Michigan on the success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI was launched in 2010 with $2.5 billion in funding from Congress. Since then, more than 3,600 projects have been completed that encompass more than 180,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat.

Higgins Announces Approval of Legislation Authorizing Defense, Labor, Health & Education Programs & Funding for Fiscal Year 2019

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of a legislative package providing funding for Defense, Labor, Health & Education Programs for federal fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1, 2018. The bill, H.R. 6157, also includes a continuing resolution, funding the federal government through December 7, 2018. 


Higgins Announces House Approval of 5-Year FAA Reauthorization

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a 5-year reauthorization (H.R. 302) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

“After several years of temporary extensions, this long-term reauthorization of the FAA provides considerable peace-of-mind in knowing the hard-fought achievements delivering one level of safety to the flying public, although never assured, are better protected for years to come,” said Congressman Higgins.

Reps. Kind, DelBene, and Higgins Call on USTR to Slow Pace of NAFTA Renegotiations and Resolve Roadblocks with Canadian Dairy Market

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (WI-03), Suzan DelBene (WA-1), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to slow the pace of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations, and take the necessary time to come to a fair agreement with Canada on dairy export pricing.

Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins Announce Federal Grants To Support Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Efforts at Trocaire & Medaille Colleges

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announce nearly $600,000 in federal grants to Trocaire College and Medaille College toward efforts to enhance awareness, prevention and response to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence.


Roswell Park Awarded More Than $6 Million in Moonshot Funds to Lead New Data Management Resource

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Through a grant award provided by the Cancer MoonshotSM, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will support and advance some of the nation’s most ambitious cancer research projects. A cross-disciplinary Roswell Park team submitted the winning application to establish and house a Data Management and Resource-Sharing Center to serve the Immuno-Oncology Translational Network (IOTN), which directly responds to the goals of the Moonshot, and was awarded $6.28 million to cover the cost of creating and maintaining this resource for five years.