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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.
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.
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.
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.
“While I certainly oppose online piracy, I cannot support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I have long believed that the Internet must remain open to protect access to information and our right to free speech. An open Internet is essential to the technical innovation on which our nation thrives.”
“We know the positive things that can happen when we standup for ourselves. We’ve done it here in Western New York and today the powerful force that is the will of American people broke through Washington brinksmanship delivering the payroll tax cut struggling families desperately deserve.
Congressman Higgins released the following statement after House leadership refused to hold a vote on the Payroll Tax Cut extension already approved by a strong bipartisan majority in the Senate: