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Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to provide emergency preparedness information in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) spoke on the House Floor urging continued action on H.R. 3738, Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012. The bill requires the State Department to conduct an assessment of Iran’s presence in the Western Hemisphere and clarify the strategy to confront these threats.
After Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) pressed United States Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief-of-Staff Norton Schwartz on decisions regarding cuts to the Department of Defense budget yesterday, Hochul, along with U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer & Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Brian Higgins (NY-27) yesterday afternoon sent a letter to Secretary Donley, inviting him to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) and witness firsthand the value the base serves to the military and U.S.