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115th Congress


Congressman Higgins & Mayor Davis Announce $359,448 Fire Grant for the City of Tonawanda

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis announced a federal fire grant totaling $359,448 for the City of Tonawanda Fire Department.  The award is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program. 

Higgins Says Tonawanda Coke’s Brash Assault on Western New Yorkers Must End

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for federal and state agencies to put a stop to Tonawanda Coke, a company that has, for years, exhibited a blatant disregard for the health and safety of its employees and local neighbors and continues to be an unscrupulous business generating lasting negative impacts on Western New York air quality and the environment. 

Congressman Higgins and County Executive Poloncarz Announce Completion of Road Projects in West Seneca

Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced completion of improvements to three roads in the Town of West Seneca, marking the latest in a comprehensive infrastructure effort supporting repaving work on 18 streets in West Seneca over the last 8 years with the support of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. 

In Victory for Western New York Newspapers, International Trade Commission Announces Unanimous Ruling Ending Tariffs on Newsprint

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has released a unanimous 5-0 ruling determining that antidumping and countervailing tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper did not cause material harm to the U.S. paper industry, and has nullified them.


Senator Schumer & Congressman Higgins Blast Buffalo VA Decision to Kick Veterans Out of VA-Run Adult Day Health Care Program

Schumer & Higgins Say: Buffalo VA’s Careless Push to Privatize Effective Program is a Disservice to the Men & Women Who Served this Country


With the Veteran Affairs Western New York Healthcare System speeding up their effort to push veterans out of a successful and popular VA administered Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Center, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) are teaming up to fight for the men and women who fought for us.

Work Has Begun on the Next Phase of the Highly-Successful Cars Sharing Main Street Project

Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that construction has begun on the fourth phase of downtown Buffalo’s Cars Sharing Main Street Project. Work is now underway to restore vehicular traffic along lower Main Street, between Exchange and Scott Streets, greatly increasing access to Canalside, and other destinations along Buffalo’s Inner Harbor.

Higgins Stands with Veterans In Opposition to the VA’s Decision to Close the Adult Day Health Care Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with veterans, their families and local residents in opposition to the Veteran Administration Western New York Healthcare System’s plan to close the Adult Day Health Care program. 

“We have spent the last several weeks trying to understand the VA’s decision to hastily close the doors on a program that has worked effectively, and there is no clear or logical explanation,” said Congressman Higgins. 

Congressman Higgins & County Executive Poloncarz Announce Over $4.15 Million in Federal Funding for Community Projects in Erie County

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County has been awarded over $4.15 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

$24 Million Investment to Support Three New Projects as Part of Buffalo's Waterfront Transformation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three new projects to expand Buffalo's waterfront and build on the region's community and economic growth in order to attract more visitors and offer new recreational and cultural opportunities for residents. Approximately $24 million will improve water access, highlight Western New York's rich history, and support the continued growth of the area's tourism sector, which generated more than $3 billion in direct visitor spending in 2017.

The projects and investments include: