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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) responded to President Trump’s draconian budget proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program founded in 1974 that currently provides over $22.73 million in federal funding to municipalities in Erie County and Western New York.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to Ingersoll Rand’s announcement that it will cut manufacturing jobs at the company’s facility in Cheektowaga, New York:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to today’s deadline for North Aud Block proposals:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a $300,000 federal grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, introduced legislation to provide grants to upgrade wastewater treatment plants in the Great Lakes basin.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House Floor to urge his colleagues in Congress to repeal the sequester by highlighting the importance of continued Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for projects like the cleanup of the Buffalo River.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager, Dr. Susan Hedman, to express concern about possible delays to the next phase of the Buffalo River Restoration as a result of budget sequestration and uncertainty about FY 2013 appropriation amounts.
Today, Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Recipients such as the Research Foundation of SUNY-Buffalo State College will use the funds to address invasive species in New York State.
Congressman Brian Higgins led a coalition of 15 of his House of Representatives colleagues in sending a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to heed the warnings of a recent report published by American and Canadian scientists with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The report identifies the invasion of the Great Lakes by Asian Carp as a more imminent threat than initially realized.
By a vote of 223-195 this evening, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the 2013 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that would increase funding for clean-up efforts at the West Valley site. The amendment was introduced by Congressman Tom Reed (NY-29) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27).