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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) reported on new restrictions at the border between the United States and Canada which will be put into place by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) effective 11:59pm today, March 20, 2020 in a binational response to limit the COVID-19 outbreak.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reported the IRS tax filing deadline for this year is being moved to July 15, 2020.
On March 18, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced COVID-19 related changes allowing for individuals to delay payments until July 15, 2020, however at that time the guidance did not change the April 15 filing deadline.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved New York’s request for a Disaster Declaration based on economic injury caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Higgins and other members of the New York federal delegation sent a letter to President Trump urging approval of the disaster designation.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in a broad bipartisan vote (363-40-1) The bill provides paid leave, establishes free testing, and provides important benefits to children, families and seniors. This comes after Congress approved $8.3 billion to address the urgent costs associated with testing and treating those with coronavirus and minimizing the growing impact of the virus last week.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, provided in an analysis of the Trump Budget, released this week, the devastating impact it would have on the people, neighborhoods and economy of Western New York.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz provided testimony before the House Budget Committee, of which Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is a member, during a hearing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 15, titled: “Why Federal Investments Matter: Stability from Congress to State Capitals.”
This fiscal year the federal government will provide roughly $750 billion in grants, through a variety of programs, to state and local governments – representing an estimated 3.4 percent of Gross Domestic Product and 16 percent of all federal spending.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is sounding the alarm on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to rollback safeguards for clean water. Higgins isn’t alone; the President’s own EPA Science Advisory Board is expressing concern.
Officials from Signature Development celebrated the most recent phase of its Chandler Street revival with grand openings of 27 and 37 Chandler St. These once longabandoned warehouses have been renovated and transformed into approximately 35,000 square feet of workspace for food service companies. To date, Signature Development CEO Rocco Termini said, his company has invested about $50 million to rehab four abandoned buildings on a rejuvenated Chandler Street that had sat dormant and required extensive remediation and rehabilitation.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Linwood Lafayette Senior Apartments in Buffalo, a new $11.6 million affordable housing development with 37 apartments for older New Yorkers. The development will also include support services that allow people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to live independently. The apartments were constructed on the site of the vacant Millard Fillmore Hospital in the Gates Circle neighborhood of Buffalo, offering residents easy access to public transportation and retail.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls officials opened the Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground. The new play space was designed for children of all mobility and behavioral abilities and gained community support via the Niagara Falls Community Development Department’s participatory budgeting process.