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Following a request for clarity by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated guidance relative to recognizing people as fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the eyes of the U.S. government.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Chair of the Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group released the following statement in response to the news that the United States is extending border restrictions for Canadians entering the U.S. through October 21, 2021.
“Continued closure of the U.S. border to vaccinated Canadians is completely unnecessary and unexplained.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced improvements to the Child Tax Credit Update Portal to make it easier for families to update information important to delivering the monthly payments.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger announced the “Small Business – Big Impact” Grant Program, authorized by the Town Board to provide funding to help small businesses in Tonawanda emerge stronger from the pandemic.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced details of a legislative funding package the House of Representatives will vote on this week that includes several projects requested by Congressman Higgins which benefit Western New York.
“Our work in Washington, D.C. is focused on fighting for Western New York,” said Congressman Higgins. “This package delivers on several local priorities, creating jobs, supporting small business opportunity, helping struggling families, and making Western New York a healthier and more vibrant community.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission Reauthorization Act of 2021. This legislation, led by Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20) and cosponsored by Congressman Higgins, would ensure lasting protections and financial backing to the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor for the next 15 years.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the recent United States International Trade Commission (USITC) ruling that found four countries were selling tires at uncompetitive or subsidized prices:
“The recent ruling by the US International Trade Commission is a resounding win for global competitiveness that will help our hardworking tire industry employees. Going forward, the new rates will serve to protect U.S. jobs and help ensure our steelworkers at Sumitomo tires can continue their great work unhindered by unfair trade practices.”
As dedicated federal restaurant relief runs out, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on Congress to move quickly to save jobs and prevent restaurants from having to close their doors. Higgins is cosponsoring the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act (H.R. 3807). The bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate would provide $60 billion in additional funding to fill the remaining need.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal legislation, which includes $1.7 million to help small businesses in Western New York, has crossed an initial legislative hurdle.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is urging the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to answer for unreasonable delays in the release of funds for the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators (SVOG) program and work quickly to ensure venues receive their COVID-19 relief funding.