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Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to multiple news reports indicating the travel ban will be extended between the United States and Canada:

Aug 14, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Canadian government is extending travel restrictions between the United States and Canada through September 21, 2020:

“On full display for the entire world to see is the Trump Administration’s abject failure to lead.  This lack of leadership is keeping families apart, straining the relationship with our closest allies, and contributing to unnecessary deaths. 

Jul 28, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to establish clear guidance for patient caregivers when crossing the U.S.-Canada border to give better certainty to families and the medical institutions providing care.

Jul 23, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who wrote to Customs and Border Protection in June (Letter Here) calling for the state and federal governments to find a resolution to the Trusted Traveler dispute, released the following statement in response to today’s news that the policy banning New Yorkers is lifted:

Jul 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, which included report language requested by Higgins related to essential traveler exceptions at the Northern Border.

Jul 14, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus and the U.S. Canada Inter-parliamentary Group, released the following statement in response to published reports of a bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada extending crossing restrictions along the Northern border:

Jul 9, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding to the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department and the Swormville Fire Company to help these first responders protect communities from COVID-19; The Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department received $4,161.29 while the Swormville Fire Company, serving Amherst and Clarence, was awarded $3,265.76. 

Jul 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding to the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services and Ellicott Creek Fire Company to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. 

Niagara County Department of Emergency Services was awarded $77,295.45.  Ellicott Creek Fire Company, which serves the Towns of Amherst & Tonawanda, received $3,750.39 in federal funding. 

Higgins said, “This emergency funding provides necessary resources to protect those who protect our community.”  

Jul 3, 2020 Press Release

As the nation heads into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congressmmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Co-Chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, are leading a push for the United States and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Higgins, dedicates more than $1.5 trillion to rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating American jobs.

Infrastructure moving forward

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