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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. 

More on Homeland Security & Public Safety

Jun 25, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 2892, Homeland Security Appropriations for FY2010, a fiscally responsible bill that focuses on border, aviation, rail, transit, port and first responder security improvements.

Jun 16, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has been awarded a $294,000 federal grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation for the purchase of a hybrid bus. 

“By replacing older, less efficient forms of transportation with newer technology we reduce costs, reduce our use of fossil fuel and reduce emissions leading to a better, cleaner community,” said Congressman Higgins. 

Mar 9, 2009 Press Release

Governor David A. Paterson and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Astrid C. Glynn today announced the release of the 2009 New York State Rail Plan, providing the first comprehensive update of the State’s rail strategy in 22 years and fulfilling a prerequisite for federal funding for rail capital improvement projects. The announcement was made at the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) Rensselaer train station.