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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.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program through February 4, 2011.
“I encourage local fire departments and agencies to learn more about this year’s guidelines and apply for these resources that can help protect our firefighters and the Western New York communities they serve,” said Congressman Higgins.
This week Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted in support of H.R. 722, the bipartisan bill which establishes September 11 as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance.” With a vote of 416 to 0, the bill passed with overwhelming support across the aisle, demonstrating a commitment to honoring the lives lost on the tragic day eight years ago.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Western New York has been awarded federal grant in the amount of $607,957 from the U. S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
“This federal funding will provide our local public safety providers with important tools as they work to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe,” said Congressman Higgins.
Erie County, the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna, and the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga, and Tonawanda applied jointly for fiscal year 2009
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company will receive $62,458 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).
“The dedicated volunteers at Bellevue do incredible work selflessly serving the businesses and neighborhoods in the Como Park, Losson & Union road area,” said Congressman Higgins. “This will help protect them as they work each day protecting all of us.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Lake View Volunteer Fire Association has been awarded $ 65,170 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
“Firefighter recruitment and retention efforts are essential to maintaining a strong fire department,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “This funding will help increase our dedicated team of first responders in the Lake View region.”