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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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Canisius College will receive a $285,000 federal grant for the fiscal year 2009. This congressional directed grant was authorized through the Department of Education specifically for the development and improvement of the science education program at Canisius College.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Cheektowaga Central School District has been awarded a $98,745 grant from the US Department of Education through the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Program.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that D’Youville College in the City of Buffalo will receive a federal grant totaling $112,417. The award was funded through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) has been awarded a $644,051 federal grant for Jamestown Youthbuild.
“This program will give youth the opportunity to build their skills and build their education while they build a better community,” said Congressman Higgins. “Youthbuild has a proven track record of success in providing young people with new opportunities and I expect to see terrific outcomes under the leadership of CHRIC and their partners.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is pleased to announce that Lake Shore Central High School senior Eric Christopher Renn has been accepted to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Renn, a resident of Angola, NY, was nominated by Congressman Higgins for the program.
“Eric has an exceptional academic history and I am confident he will represent Western New York well as a West Point cadet,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act (H.R. 2187).
“Research has demonstrated a correlation between school building conditions and student achievement,” said Congressman Higgins. “This is a good investment in our children and will at the same time create construction jobs and provide long-term savings for school districts and taxpayers.”
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve S. Con Res 13, the Budget Resolution Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2010. The Conference Report is a document that resolves differences between budgetary legislation agreed to in the House of Representatives and the Senate and outlines economic plans for our nation’s future.