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Dec 19, 2012 Press Release

Bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressman Brian Higgins and Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), which provides for the investigation of Hezbollah’s activities in North America has been approved by both Houses of Congress and now moves to the President’s desk for his signature.  

Dec 18, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for grants provided through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program.  The deadline for submitting applications is January 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. (EST).  

Oct 29, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to provide emergency preparedness information in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

Sep 27, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded federal grant totaling $235,319 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.   

Sep 19, 2012 Press Release

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) to investigate the activities of Hezbollah in North America passed the House of Representatives this afternoon. 

Jul 30, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, and Representative Patrick Meehan (PA-7), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a field hearing at Buffalo’s U.S. Courthouse entitled “Beyond Borders: Are the Department of Homeland Security’s International Agreements Ensuring Actionable Intelligence to Combat Threats to the U.S. Homeland?” Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (NY-26), a member of the Subcommittee, also participated in the hearing.

Jun 7, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, Co-Chair of the House of Representatives Preserving Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Capability Gains Caucus, introduced an amendment to the FY 13 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill that would restore funding to communities cut from the UASI program. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 150 – 266.

May 8, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins invites local firefighters to an upcoming Firefighters Grant Program Workshop in Western New York.  The workshop will be held on Monday May 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the Cheektowaga Central High School Cafeteria at 3600 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.

Apr 24, 2012 Press Release

 Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is extending the application deadline for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program to Friday, May 4. 

Apr 2, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program. 

“Federal fire grants play a major role in helping to keep our local firefighters and the neighborhoods they serve prepared and protected,” said Congressman Higgins. “I encourage local agencies to take this opportunity to apply to bring these federal dollars home.” 

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