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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.
Congressman Brian Higgins joined University at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine for the unveiling of “S-miles To Go,” its new state-of-the-art mobile dental van.
In front of a crowd of family and friends attending a USO Dance at the Orchard Park American Legion, Congressman Brian Higgins presented Michael Davidovich with a Bronze Star Medal he earned 67 years earlier.
Congressman Brian Higgins and members of the Western New York Irish Community welcomed Irish Leader Martin Ferris to Buffalo, NY. Teachta Dála (TD) Ferris is a member of the Dáil Eireann; the lower House but principal Chamber of the Irish Government and a member of Ireland’s Sinn Féin political party.
“Actions by the New York Power Authority today advanced an acceleration of the cash payments totaling over $13 million to the City of Niagara Falls provided for under the 2005 relicensing of the Niagara Power Project. This serves to meet the immediate needs of Niagara Falls but the City deserves much better.