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Mar 20, 2013 Press Release

 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed shock and disappointment upon learning of plans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to “postpone” the 2013 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, NY.  Higgins is urging the VA Secretary to reconsider and proceed with the event, titled Warriors on the Waterfront scheduled for May 30 through June 4, 2013.  

Apr 15, 2011 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted against a Budget Resolution submitted by Congressman Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin which could be devastating to Western New York seniors.  The legislation was approved by a vote of (235-193).  

Apr 14, 2011 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted no on the 2011 federal spending bill, calling the plan particularly bad for Western New York priorities. 

Mar 29, 2011 Press Release

During a Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) Western New York chapter meeting held at the Lackawanna Senior Center, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) provided the group with an update on successful claims made to the U.S. Department of Labor by former Bethlehem Steel workers and their families.

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Mar 28, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) visited the Sinclairville Senior Center to announce completion of the first phase of improvements to the facility.  The Center was awarded a federal grant totaling $310,297 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 
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Feb 19, 2011 Press Release

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.

Jan 11, 2011 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that New York will receive an additional $196.5 million in Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Including this sum, in total New York will have received $473 million to help seniors and residents afford heating bills this winter.

Aug 12, 2010 Press Release

A Catholic elementary school that educated generations of South Buffalo residents is about to take on a new life.  Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Holy Family Senior Apartments at 920 Tifft St. were held on Aug. 12.

Jul 6, 2010 Press Release

 Buffalo, New York – The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $104,500 grant to People United for Sustainable Housing, Inc. for the Massachusetts Avenue Development project; the award of a $66,500 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo, Inc.; the award of a $304,796 grant to the Diocese of Buffalo, NY, for the Holy Family Senior Housing Development Project; the award of a $120,000 grant to Heart of the City Neighborhoods for the Cynthia Gardens project; the award of a $240,000 grant to West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.