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Oct 15, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls officials opened the Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground. The new play space was designed for children of all mobility and behavioral abilities and gained community support via the Niagara Falls Community Development Department’s participatory budgeting process.  

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

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.


Jan 9, 2019 Press Release

While Congressman Brian Higgins can’t be in Buffalo for the grand opening of the historic Shea’s Seneca building on January 10, 2019, he celebrated the restoration of the landmark from Washington, D.C.  Higgins, who grew up in South Buffalo, recalls the days when Shea’s Seneca served as an anchor for a bustling Seneca Street.  The Congressman cited the value of historic tax credits in encouraging investment in preservation projects like this one, which are restoring older buildings and re-energizing the surrounding neighborhoods.  


Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Senior Services (“ECDSS”) has announced plans to initiate an expansion of the department’s popular congregate dining program to include select local restaurants as dining options.

Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

A $375,000 federal grant received by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI) will help increase healthy food choices and strengthen the local food network by expanding and enhancing programs at the West Side Bazaar.

The effort will strengthen connections with local farmers, provide healthy cooking classes, and boost environmentally sustainable practices at the Bazaar.


Apr 23, 2013 Press Release

“First and foremost, I commend the work of Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies for successful efforts to thwart an attack on our nations.   The US and Canada, linked literally and figuratively by bridges of peace, remain vigilant partners in our efforts to impede terrorists actions on our soil.   

Mar 14, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with Canada authorizing two phases of primary inspections of commercial cargo in Canada, including one at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY.   

Feb 27, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives detailing the stress sequestration would put on our Nation’s borders and the impact that would have on Western New Yorkers and our local economy.  Higgins is a member of the House Committees on Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs and serves on the US-Canada Inter-Parliamentary Group. His congressional district includes four international border crossings between the United States and Canada.  


Jan 4, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department has been awarded $42,400 in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.