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Reps. Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Brian Higgins (NY-27) today joined with dozens of employees from CUBRC to celebrate the research institution’s largest federal contract to date. This new arrangement will help create a dozen jobs at one of the Medical Campus’ most promising companies.
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At a meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) offered an amendment to H.R. 3116, the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act to authorize an increase in funding for the successful federal fire grant programs. The vote on the amendment was split along party lines with 14 in favor and 19 opposed.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, is cosponsoring H.R. 2269, the Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2011, which renews the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Safety and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants programs offered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the deadline to apply for federal fire grants. Local fire Departments now have until 5pm on September 16, 2011 to submit grant proposals. Congress approved $404 million for the Assistance to Fire Grant program which will provide direct assistance to local companies. All applications are submitted to DHS and go through a non-partisan, merit based review ranked by factors established by a panel of fire service professionals.
People Inc. is pleased to announce a grant that was recently awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of $46,000. The FEMA grant will be used to purchase carbon monoxide detectors and heat and smoke sensors for the agency’s group homes. People Inc. operates more than 100 community-based residences across Erie County, and including parts of Niagara and Chautauqua counties.
Today, Western New York Representatives Kathy Hochul (NY-26), Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Louise Slaughter (NY-28) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has received a Transit Security Grant of $455,766.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced applications for federal fire grants are now available online. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program between August 15 and September 9, 2011. All applications are submitted to DHS and go through a non-partisan, merit based review ranked by factors established by a panel of fire service professionals.
Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26), members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, have asked for a committee hearing to discuss Hezbollah’s influence in North America. The two Members are particularly focused on the militant group’s presence in Toronto, Canada, an area only about 100 miles from the Western New York region that Higgins and Hochul represent.
Today, Representatives Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Brian Higgins (D-NY), and Kathleen C. Hochul (D-NY), members of the New York Congressional delegation and members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced their co-sponsorship of the False Travel Documents Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2431). The recent incident involving a passenger who was able to board a flight from New York’s John F.