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Aug 23, 2021 Press Release

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. 

Aug 16, 2021 Press Release

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.

Jul 26, 2021 Press Release

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.”

Jul 12, 2021 Press Release

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.

Jul 7, 2021 Press Release

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.”

Jul 2, 2021 Press Release

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.

Jun 29, 2021 Press Release

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.

Jun 22, 2021 Press Release

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.

Jun 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $2.152 million in new federal funding made available through the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The Rapid Response Grants, funded with resources approved by Congress in the December 2020 appropriations bill, are targeted to reach distressed and underserved communities.

Jun 8, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group released the following statement in response to ongoing discussions about U.S.-Canada border restrictions:

“It is clearly the beginning of the end of the border shutdown between the U.S. and Canada. In conversations with government leaders on both sides of the border we are learning plans are moving forward to provide for expanded crossing allowances. Action is long overdue. 

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