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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.” 

Mar 6, 2012 Press Release

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. 

Feb 29, 2012 Press Release

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.

Feb 27, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) has been selected by the House Committee on Homeland Security to serve as Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. The Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence has jurisdiction over the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence divisions.

Feb 15, 2012 Press Release

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Louise Slaughter, Brian Higgins and Kathy Hochul urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to construct a new border patrol station at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) as it seeks a replacement for the outdated Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.

Feb 3, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) led a bipartisan group of his House of Representatives colleagues, including New York Reps. Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Kathy Hochul (NY-26), in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting that the 32 high-risk urban areas eliminated from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program in FY 2011 receive continued funding in FY 2012 to maintain and restore preparedness capability gains. 

Jan 30, 2012 Press Release

 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grants starting on January 30, 2012. SAFER grants assist local fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities to ensure that communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.

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