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Education

Education is one of the most powerful tools we can give our children. From early education all the way through graduate studies and beyond, Brian strongly believes that all students should be given an equal chance to succeed. In order to prepare students to enter the workforce, Higgins has been a strong advocate for math and science education, in addition to workforce training programs, to give students the marketable skills they need to compete in a globalized economy. Brian has also been outspoken on the need to make higher education more affordable to reduce the skyrocketing education debt burden faced by so many recent graduates. 

 

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May 11, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced more than $207.5 million in federal funding approved by Congress under the American Rescue Plan is headed to help Western New York higher education institutions and students.

“Continuing access to education throughout the pandemic hasn’t been easy but it is so important,” said Congressman Higgins. “This funding will help keep students safe, learning and on a path to graduation.”

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Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

Following President Joe Biden’s public address before a joint session of Congress, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is encouraged by the new federal focus on families and neighborhoods. 

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced school districts in Erie and Niagara Counties will receive over $391 million in funding provided through the American Rescue Plan recently approved by Congress and signed into law by the President.

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced colleges, universities and institutions of higher education in Erie and Niagara Counties can expect to receive approximately $172.7 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan, with the requirement that at least half of the funding is dedicated directly to students. 

Feb 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that school districts in Erie and Niagara Counties would see an estimated $413,973,000 in COVID relief under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The data was provided by the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, which recently held hearings to advance education measures included in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.

Feb 10, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie and Niagara Counties will receive over $792 million in estimated federal disaster relief under the American Rescue Plan.  The newly released data is provided by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is overseeing the state and local aid component of the bill.

Feb 3, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of the 2021 Budget Resolution, the first step in passing President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

Dec 21, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a major COVID disaster relief package providing urgent resources to families, businesses and communities.

Oct 22, 2020 Press Release

Buffalo, New York – October 22, 2020 – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced today that D’Youville has been awarded a five-year, $2.25 million federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions program.

The grant will focus on building programs and support systems to help low-income students at D’Youville remain and be successful in college until graduation.

Oct 6, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet indicating he has instructed his team to stop any discussions about providing Americans and communities with COVID relief until after the election.

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