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Following an incident at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo exposing patients to infection due to faulty insulin pen use, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is saying warning signs should have prevented this error and is asking for improved coordination and communication to safeguard United States veterans.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana recently presented Town of Tonawanda Resident Elias Abousaid with a Purple Heart for wounds received in action during his service in Iraq.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) will host a grand opening of his new office serving Niagara County. The open house event will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 3pm. Community leaders, local business owners and residents are invited to stop by the office located at 640 Park Place in Niagara Falls.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the University at Buffalo (UB) has been awarded a $59,031 federal grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Western New York Representatives Brian Higgins, Kathy Hochul, and Louise Slaughter sent a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, respectively, in support of the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The language in the House-passed version would enable the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) to maintain current capabilities by limiting funding made available for the retirement or realignment of C-130 aircraft.
Transformation of Buffalo’s historic Fruit Belt neighborhood continued on Dec. 14 when federal, state and local government officials joined religious leaders in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new townhome project. The event was held at 145 Maple Street, where a three-bedroom, fully handicapped accessible unit is now under construction.
Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House Floor to encourage his colleagues in the House of Representatives to make adequate investments in transportation infrastructure that will positively impact communities for the future.
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of my former colleague and friend David Rutecki. David and I had the privilege of serving together on the Buffalo Common Council in the late 1980s through the early 1990s and his keen, analytical style had a major influence on me then and continues to inform the way I approach my work as a legislator to this day. Later, when David served as a Vice President at M&T Bank I sought his honest and insightful counsel as banking and regulatory issues came to my desk as a member of Congress.
Congressman Brian Higgins presented World War II Veteran William Wilson, Sr. with several long-overdue military medals for his service in the U.S. Navy.