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Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Speaker of the House of Representatives to bring postal reform legislation, approved by the U.S. Senate last week, to the Floor for a vote in the House.
“This isn’t a perfect bill but it may be our best opportunity to keep the Buffalo mail processing center open,” said Higgins. “The House must step up and act. The alternative would be devastating to not just the nearly 700 people who work at the site but thousands of other jobs at hundreds of businesses across Western New York that rely on the services this facility provides.
"It is with a tremendous sadness that we learned of passing of our friend Billy Delmont.
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement regarding the approval of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, by the U.S. Senate:
Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) are looking for answers following the abrupt cancellation of flights by Direct Air and the subsequent bankruptcy filing by the company. Last week, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ruled that the company be liquidated under a Chapter 7 filing. According to published reports, proceedings shed light on an alleged shortfall in the escrow account required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) intended to hold ticket buyer’s funds.
Congressman Brian Higgins, a co-chair of the bipartisan House of Representatives Congressional Hockey Caucus, released the following statement following the announcement by USA Hockey that the inaugural All-American Prospects Game will be held at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo:
Leaders from HomeFront, Inc. and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) joined federal, state and city officials to mark completion of the latest vacant home rehab project transforming a neighborhood on Buffalo’s West Side.
“Lincoln called them land improvements; Eisenhower understood that infrastructure investment led to jobs when he initiated the national highway system in 1956. Governor Andrew Cuomo is setting an example for the entire nation by making infrastructure a priority again in New York State.
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is re-opening the former Route 219 (South Cascade Drive and Miller Road) Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek several weeks ahead of schedule, acting Regional Director Darrell Kaminski announced at ceremonies held at the bridge today. Residents and local businesses depend heavily on this bridge, which is why NYSDOT worked diligently to re-open this important link as quickly as possible. The bridge was originally scheduled to be re-opened in early April.
“Today’s actions by the federal court maps out Congressional districts in New York State for the next ten years. The new lines shift our representation northward but maintain our opportunity for a strong Western New York voice in the House of Representatives.