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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.
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.
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.
“More than 17 million people lost loved ones, homes, businesses or were otherwise directly affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. Recovery will be a long and challenging road for our neighbors in the Northeast only made more difficult by the Speaker’s decision to turn his back on those hurting most. Congress acted swiftly in 2005, approving aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in just 10 days.
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.
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).
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.