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Oct 19, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) welcomed the news that seniors in Western New York can expect a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2012.  On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 the Social Security Administration officially announced next year’s COLA will be 3.6 percent. The increase, which is based on the Consumer Price Index, is the first since 2009.

Feb 19, 2011 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted against the FY 2011 Continuing Budget Resolution (H.R.  1), which makes severe cuts to dozens of programs that directly impact the economic stability of Western New York.