Veterans & Military
Caring for our veterans and active military involves more than thanking them for their service. As veterans return home, our nation has an obligation to assist them in preparing to reenter into civilian life, including access to earned benefits, education, jobs and opportunities.
Brian’s fight for those who fight for our nation includes protecting the needs of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its future, and supporting the services provided through the Veteran Administration Western New York Healthcare System.
Higgins has successfully pushed through legislation ensuring blinded veterans and Blue Water Vietnam veterans receive the benefits they deserve. He cosponsored legislation expanding the successful Veteran Treatment Court program, which began in Buffalo, to communities across the nation. And he repeatedly fought to maintain the Kids Korner program which provides free child care services to veterans during medical appointments at the Buffalo VA Hospital.
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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve legislation aimed at assisting disabled veterans with their living conditions and supporting veterans interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities.
“This is the latest in a series of actions Congress is taking to see that veterans receive the services and care they need when they come home,” said Congressman Higgins. “These measures in particular help provide for an easier transition to civilian life and opportunity for our service members moving forward.”
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 403, Homes for Heroes Act of 2009, a bill which will expand the supply of housing and support services to low-income veterans.
“Veterans dedicate their lives to preserving and protecting our country. Preserving and protecting our veterans is the least we can do in return,” said Congressman Higgins. “Through this program, our country’s veterans will finally receive the support that they deserve.”
Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs (VA) calling for the establishment of the nation’s first Regional Job Training and Placement Center at Buffalo’s Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve S. Con Res 13, the Budget Resolution Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2010. The Conference Report is a document that resolves differences between budgetary legislation agreed to in the House of Representatives and the Senate and outlines economic plans for our nation’s future.