More on Veterans
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.