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.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the announcement of a new trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico:
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.