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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in their mission to end h
“First and foremost, I commend the work of Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies for successful efforts to thwart an attack on our nations. The US and Canada, linked literally and figuratively by bridges of peace, remain vigilant partners in our efforts to impede terrorists actions on our soil.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the federal government to keep fines exacted on Tonawanda Coke Corporation here in Western New York. This week the company was found guilty of violations to the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a verdict carrying upwards of $200 million in fines.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with Visit Buffalo Niagara President, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, local veterans and business representatives to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to “postpone” the 27th Annual “Warriors on the Waterfront” Golden Age Games, scheduled to have taken place in Western New York beginning May 30, 2013.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed shock and disappointment upon learning of plans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to “postpone” the 2013 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, NY. Higgins is urging the VA Secretary to reconsider and proceed with the event, titled Warriors on the Waterfront scheduled for May 30 through June 4, 2013.
“Today’s meeting of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Board drew thoughtful discussion about the future transportation needs in downtown Buffalo. I commend Chairman Howard Zemsky and Executive Director Kim Minkel’s announcement that the NFTA will prepare a scope of work for a feasibility study regarding the future of the DL& W site and Metro Events Station.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House Floor to bring attention to the serious consequences that sequestration would have on the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS), Niagara County’s largest employer. In his speech, Higgins notes that these budget cuts would force the Air Force to delay construction of a $6.1 million flight simulator and would require 2,300 Air Force civilians across New York State to be furloughed, resulting in over $17 million in lost wages.
Following a formal review process, New York State has indicated removal of the Robert Moses Parkway will be pursued. Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) President & CEO Dr. Donald Trump and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Federal Government Relations Director Hillary Clarke to outline the local impact of federal investments in cancer research and the devastating impact cuts, including possible sequestration, would have on both the economy and the effort to improve cancer outcomes.