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Jul 31, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced Chautauqua County Children’s Safety Education Village has been awarded a federal grant totaling $52, 040 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant (AFG) Program.  

Jul 23, 2012 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Congressman Brian Higgins naming the U.S. courthouse for Robert H. Jackson today. 

Jul 23, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) sent a letter to the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), Roger Goodell, with concerns about the recently-announced change to the television blackout policy.

Jul 18, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced three organizations in Western New York are set to receive federal Museums for America Grants totaling close to $219,000, leveraging close to one million in additional funds. 

Jul 17, 2012 Press Release

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and members of the Buffalo and Erie Country Naval and Military Park 1812 Celebration Committee, and U. S. Navy Rear Adm. Greg Nosal, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m., on the steps of Buffalo City Hall to announce Buffalo Navy Week and the Commemoration of the War of 1812, which will be held Sept. 10-17, 2012. 

Jul 13, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the City of Buffalo, County of Erie and Town of Cheektowaga have been awarded a grant totaling $351,198 from the U.S. Department of Justice.  The federal funds, provided through the Edward Byrne memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, will support public safety efforts in the region.   

Jul 10, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House Floor to urge the Department of Homeland Security to establish a pilot program for commercial pre-inspection at the Peace Bridge to ease traffic congestion at the northern border. 
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his support for initiating the pilot, set forth in the Beyond the Border agreement between the United States and Canada, at Western New York’s Peace Bridge.
Congressman Higgins, a member of the House
Jun 7, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins sent a letter today to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman, Thurgood Marshall, Jr. asking the Board to take immediate action to replace Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

May 30, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced that The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. has been awarded a $412,685 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  The grant will be used to provide financial literacy services to low-income Buffalo residents.