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During a second public comment period on the NFL blackout policy, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) once again wrote to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski urging the elimination of this rule.
Late Monday Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) met with United States Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to make the strongest case to keep the United States Postal Service (USPS) mail processing facility in Buffalo open.
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) sent a letter calling on the Speaker of the House of Representatives to bring H.R. 1351, the United States Postal Service Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011, to the House Floor for a vote.
“The United States Postal Service announcement of plans to proceed with consolidation of the Buffalo mail processing facility by no means concludes our hard fought fight. The Buffalo facility was awarded the gold standard for efficiency and cost effectiveness, recognized by the Postal Service itself for “business growth opportunities.” This facility shouldn't be closed; it should be held up as a national model. And the other facilities should try to emulate what's going on here.
Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Louise Slaughter, Brian Higgins and Kathy Hochul urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to construct a new border patrol station at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) as it seeks a replacement for the outdated Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
Congressmember Brian Higgins (NY-27) welcomed the news that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will fast-track work at the Springville bridge.
As Americans prepare to tune into tomorrow’s State of the Union Address, many are wondering what’s in store for 2012 in Washington, DC. Prior to the speech, Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) outlined some of the actions he would like to see addressed in the year ahead:
A number of Western New Yorkers are lending their voices to the growing chorus of those stressing the devastating economic consequences of closing the Buffalo Mail Processing facility on William Street. Local business owners, nonprofit leaders and Town Clerks joined Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) to outline the impact to local companies and jobs.