Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) Tom Reed (NY-23) and the families of Flight 3407 are calling for action to reauthorize the “One Level of Safety’ standards achieved in hard-fought legislation passed in 2010, following the crash of Continental Flight 3407.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced legislation approved by the House of Representatives includes language that extends the Kids Korner childcare program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center through 2019.
“Buffalo has been an example for the country, demonstrating when you offer in-house child care for veterans, it removes an obstacle for treatment,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development Vice President of Waterfront Development Steven Ranalli were joined by New York State Senators Chris Jacobs and Tim Kennedy, New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to detail progress on the latest project underway along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has received a $6.5 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to expand the Empire State Trail initiative in Western New York. The grant will be used to enhance the trail with gateways, signage, kiosks, bike racks and other amenities that will make it a world-class destination. The grant will also be used to help complete the Shoreline Trail and add trail amenities from Buffalo to Niagara Falls.
Buffalo, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. in Buffalo to push for funding to combat the opioid epidemic and support prescription drug monitoring programs that help prevent opioid abuse and prescription fraud. Gillibrand was joined by U.S. Representative Brian Higgins, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy, and community leaders.
Local leaders gathered for the dedication of the Bailey Bridges and Bailey Peninsula Natural Habitat Park in Buffalo in honor of the late Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins, a law enforcement leader and United States Marine Corps Korean War Veteran.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $1,828,253 in federal funding for improvements to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
“Big changes are coming to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and these federal funds will contribute to a number of projects aimed at improving efficiencies and the passenger experience,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) invites local firefighters to an upcoming Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program Workshop in Western New York.
“This workshop will give local firefighters the tools to put together competitive applications that give departments the best opportunity to bring federal resources home,” said Congressman Higgins.
The workshop will be held:
Monday, September 24 - 6:00pm
Erie County Division of Fire Safety
Training & Operations Center
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis, Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, and Police Chief William Strassburg with representatives of the City of Tonawanda Police Department at the Tonawanda City Police HQ to announce an early diversion grant of $1.65 million over 5 years to provide Crisis Intervention Training (“CIT”) to law enforcement agencies across Erie County.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for headwear products used to manufacture hats in the United States to be removed from the Administration’s proposed list of goods slated to be hit with a 25% tariff. Higgins, a member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, raised objections to the proposal in a letter and remarks on the House Floor.