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Homeland Security & Public Safety

With a district bordering Canada, Brian is a recognized leader on matters related to the US-Canadian relationship.  In his roles as Co-chair of the Northern Border Caucus, Co-chair of Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group, and a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, Brian seeks out opportunities to build our binational relationship, fighting for adequate staffing and systems to allow for the efficient flow of goods and people across the border.   

Brian works to build safer neighborhoods through his support of the federal fire grant program, the Justice in Policing Act and common sense legislation to reduce gun violence including universal background checks. 

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Oct 29, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Chairman Jordan Levy announced completion of the project that reconstructed four cobblestone streets at Buffalo’s Inner Harbor.

“We set ourselves apart when we build on what is unique to Western New York,” said Congressman Higgins. “With this project, infrastructure rich with history becomes a path to our economic future, as we create an environment attractive to visitors and business alike.”

Oct 22, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee and Acting Regional Director Darrell Kaminski today were joined by federal, state and local officials at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the $60 million Outer Harbor Parkway project in the city of Buffalo, Erie County.
 

Oct 22, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee and Acting Regional Director Darrell Kaminski were joined by state and local leaders to celebrate the completion of a $15.4 million (construction cost) project to replace the State Route 60 (Washington Street) Bridge in the city of Jamestown, Chautauqua County.

Sep 15, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced a new addition to the growing great news for the Dunkirk Airport.  Today the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Dunkirk Airport in Chautauqua County $302,005 in new federal funding.

Aug 23, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced two U.S. Department of Transportation grants, totaling $412,300, for airports in Chautauqua County.

August 23, 2010- Jamestown Aviation

Aug 23, 2010 Press Release

Today, Congressman Higgins joined Senator Schumer, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi, and Lee Harkness, Executive Director for Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation, to break ground on the historic Erie Lackawanna Train Depot, a project aimed at restoring a national landmark and supporting the regional economic development and tourism.

“Through the relentless work of this community, we are beginning a project that will breathe new life into this 80 year old regional and national treasure to spur tourism and economic development,” said Congressman Higgins.

Jul 28, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today announced that the safety provisions championed by the families of Flight 3407 will be linked to the noncontroversial FAA extension bill, virtually assuring their passage by August 1.

May 18, 2010 Press Release

BUFFALO – Congressman Brian Higgins, County Legislator Tim Kennedy, and Commissioner of Public Works Steve Stepniak gathered today to announce the kickoff of the $2.3 million South Park Avenue Revitalization Project, which will include street resurfacing, new street lighting, sidewalk improvements and ADA compliant ramp cutouts, enhanced crosswalks, and 400 new trees to line the Avenue.

Jul 29, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has been awarded a Recovery Act grant totaling $2,234,070 from the Department of Homeland Security.  The funds were provided through the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP).

“This Recovery Act award will work to protect Western New York’s transit and metro operation, add resources to fight crime and put a greater police presence on the streets,” said Congressman Higgins.

Jul 27, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3288, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for the fiscal year 2010.  The bill provides $123.1 billion in critical transportation and housing investments. 

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