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As the House of Representatives considers FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations (H.R. 2017), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, announced plans to introduce an amendment to change a portion of the bill that restricts the Buffalo-Niagara region and other cities across the nation from being eligible for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Program Funding.
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Paul Tonko (NY-21) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing the decision to remove Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse from eligibility in the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Program for 2011.
After the FY11 Continuing Resolution cut the UASI program by $162 million, rather than reducing funding for all 64 urban areas, 32 regions, including the upstate New York communities, were eliminated from the program entirely.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the beginning of construction on a project that will consolidate facilities at Sector Buffalo for the U.S. Coast Guard. The work, made possible with federal funding secured by Congressman Higgins, will allow for public access to a new section of the Outer Harbor including the historic Buffalo Lighthouse.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is again waging a fight against federal flood maps, this time taking aim at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood zone in the City of Buffalo’s Old First Ward.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted against the FY 2011 Continuing Budget Resolution (H.R. 1), which makes severe cuts to dozens of programs that directly impact the economic stability of Western New York.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a newly appointed member of the House Committee on Homeland Security has been chosen to serve on the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security and the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, key appointments for the Western New York border community’s safety and economic potential.
At today’s House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee hearing, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Committee, asked direct questions regarding the future of the Peace Bridge expansion project in Western New York.
As Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) listened to the President lay out his agenda for job creation and economic opportunity in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address he was struck by how one project in particular had the potential meet many of the goals outlined – Peace Bridge expansion.
“If this nation is serious about creating jobs, doubling our exports and helping to sustain and create businesses in America we can start by moving forward on construction of a new Peace Bridge,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees.
This week, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) was selected by the House Democratic Caucus to serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.