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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today awarded Buffalo Promise Neighborhood a grant totaling approximately $962,765. The grant, administered through the DOJ’s new Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program, will fund efforts to improve safety and security for the children and families who live, work and go to school in the Promise Neighborhood, located in Buffalo’s 14215 ZIP Code.
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) to investigate the activities of Hezbollah in North America passed the House of Representatives this afternoon.
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to take action to end China’s unfair export policies for its own automobile part manufacturers.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Chautauqua County’s Jamestown Airport has been awarded $199,131 in federal funding through the United States Department of Transportation.
Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House Floor to highlight the consequences of Congressional dysfunction on our economic recovery. According to Higgins, Congress’ failure to reach a compromise on a balanced approach to reduce the debt and weak attempts at job creation stifles our economy and has caused Americans to lose confidence in Congress.
“Today the Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Under the law, this year over 3 million New Yorkers have begun receiving free preventative care, over 3,000 New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions are no longer denied health insurance coverage, 160,000 young adults in New York State now receive health coverage through their parents’ plan, and 254,083 New York State seniors on Medicare are saving an average of $655 on their prescription medications.
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement regarding the approval of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, by the U.S. Senate:
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.