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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is continuing his fight to protect the 700 jobs and services provided by the Buffalo Mail Processing Facility on William Street by requesting additional data brought to light at the public hearing the Congressman attended.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission, in partnership with the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, awarded $43,700 in grants to assist organizations with canal-related education, preservation, and tourism projects.
“Thanks to hardworking employees, the US Postal Service has a long reputation as the most trusted federal agency in America but for the communities facing a closing of their facilities you certainly wouldn’t know it.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the award of $15 million dollars in federal funding for the project to return cars to Main Street in Downtown Buffalo. Congressman Higgins wrote a letter of support for this project in October. The funding is provided through the US Department of Transportation’s FY 2011 National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER III Discretionary Grants Program.
The Buffalo-Niagara region added more new construction jobs between October 2010 and October 2011 than all but two other U.S. metro areas, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. Association officials noted that construction employment gains were tempered by declining public sector investments in construction caused in part by Washington’s failure to enact a number of long-term infrastructure investment measures.
In a speech on the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) told the story of Robert H. Jackson, the only Western New Yorker to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most prominent legal minds of all time. While there are several outstanding Western New Yorkers contributing throughout history to our community and nation, Higgins says naming the new U.S. Federal Courthouse in Buffalo for Jackson is most fitting.