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President Joe Biden announced three nominees to fill vacant seats on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who has been pushing for new leadership, released the following statement:
“The United States Postal Service needs stewards who are committed to protecting the services American businesses and residents rely on. President Biden’s nominations represent a new beginning for the Board, one we hope fosters opportunities to help the Postal Service grow and flourish.
The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, on which Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) serves, will begin the process of considering measures included in the next COVID-19 disaster relief package.
Congressman Higgins said, “Americans are eager to return to the life we knew pre-pandemic. While many things may never be the same, quick action on this package can help protect people from the disease and uplift struggling families, businesses and communities.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie and Niagara Counties will receive over $792 million in estimated federal disaster relief under the American Rescue Plan. The newly released data is provided by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is overseeing the state and local aid component of the bill.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship Act. The bill invests more than $3.5 billion over the next 5 years to expand Registered Apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships, creating nearly one million new apprentice opportunities nationwide.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing to ensure restaurant assistance in the next COVID disaster relief package doesn’t leave smaller, neighborhood restaurants behind.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of the 2021 Budget Resolution, the first step in passing President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has been reappointed to serve on the House Budget Committee and the House Committee on Ways and Means including its subcommittees on Social Security, Health, and Trade.
Higgins said, “Membership on these committees puts us at the table for discussions on many of the issues important to Western New York. The work ahead will be particularly critical this year as we address needed relief to communities and help families and businesses recover from hardships associated with COVID-19.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pressing Congressional leaders to make sure direct relief to restaurants is included in the next COVID relief package.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite local small businesses to a free virtual workshop to help prepare for future funding opportunities by identifying and reviewing required documents and financial information for funding applications.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for federal grants for restaurants to be included in the first COVID emergency relief package approved by Congress under the new Biden Administration.