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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.
United States Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) called on top officials at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to expand the period upon which former Bethlehem Steel workers and their survivors can apply for compensation for sicknesses incurred due to residual contamination they were unknowingly exposed to while working at the former uranium rolling facility at the Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced legislation he introduced naming the new federal courthouse in Buffalo, NY for Justice Robert H. Jackson has passed a second hurdle in the House of Representatives and will now move to the Floor for full consideration.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has initiated a $500,000 economic impact study to identify growth opportunities and retention strategies to keep state military bases as economic contributors and job generators in New York State.
The following is a statement from Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Kathy Hochul (NY-26), Louise Slaughter (NY-28), and Brian Higgins (NY-27) following an announcement from the Department of Defense to eliminate the jobs of the Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS):
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) requested an independent review of the process used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to justify the closure of the William Street Mail Processing Facility. In a letter to USPS Inspector General David C. Williams, Higgins expresses his concern with the failure of the Area Mail Processing (AMP) study to take into account issues raised by residents, businesses, and William Street facility employees.
After Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) pressed United States Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief-of-Staff Norton Schwartz on decisions regarding cuts to the Department of Defense budget yesterday, Hochul, along with U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer & Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Brian Higgins (NY-27) yesterday afternoon sent a letter to Secretary Donley, inviting him to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) and witness firsthand the value the base serves to the military and U.S.