More on Waterfront Development
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Dunkirk Airport has been awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation totaling $627,192.
“Runway expansion is allowing for increased volume and capacity at the airport which supports local business activity and jobs,” said Congressman Higgins. “This latest grant continues the progress we have already started at the Dunkirk Airport and provides for improved equipment so we are best prepared to guide our planes, cargo and passengers into Dunkirk safely.”
This evening, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, spoke against a provision in the FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriation bill, which will eliminate Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding for the Buffalo-Niagara region, and supported an amendment to restore the opportunity for WNY to be eligible for the program.
Below is video of Congressman Higgins’ remarks:
As the House of Representatives considers FY2012 Homeland Security Appropriations (H.R. 2017), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, announced plans to introduce an amendment to change a portion of the bill that restricts the Buffalo-Niagara region and other cities across the nation from being eligible for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Program Funding.
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Paul Tonko (NY-21) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing the decision to remove Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse from eligibility in the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Program for 2011.
After the FY11 Continuing Resolution cut the UASI program by $162 million, rather than reducing funding for all 64 urban areas, 32 regions, including the upstate New York communities, were eliminated from the program entirely.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted against the FY 2011 Continuing Budget Resolution (H.R. 1), which makes severe cuts to dozens of programs that directly impact the economic stability of Western New York.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) applauded action that will impose tariffs on tires imported from China.
“This action clearly demonstrates that this nation is going to stand up for fair trade and American working families," said Congressman Higgins. "This is an important step in protecting our economy and local jobs, including the more than 1,100 employed at Western New York's Dunlop plant."