More on Veterans
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with Visit Buffalo Niagara President, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, local veterans and business representatives to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to “postpone” the 27th Annual “Warriors on the Waterfront” Golden Age Games, scheduled to have taken place in Western New York beginning May 30, 2013.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed shock and disappointment upon learning of plans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to “postpone” the 2013 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, NY. Higgins is urging the VA Secretary to reconsider and proceed with the event, titled Warriors on the Waterfront scheduled for May 30 through June 4, 2013.
Following an incident at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo exposing patients to infection due to faulty insulin pen use, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is saying warning signs should have prevented this error and is asking for improved coordination and communication to safeguard United States veterans.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana recently presented Town of Tonawanda Resident Elias Abousaid with a Purple Heart for wounds received in action during his service in Iraq.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented local World War II veteran Helen Jacob with a number of military medals she earned for her distinguished service in the United States Army.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) confirmed that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Inspector General has initiated a review of the circumstances surrounding the reuse of insulin pens at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General to begin an independent investigation of the Buffalo VA Medical Center. The request comes in response to recent revelations that the facility was reusing multi-dose insulin pens, intended for individual patient use, on multiple patients risking cross contamination and potential exposure to Hepatitis and HIV.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) named nine local residents to serve as members of his Service Academy Advisory Committee. Appointees met recently to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins presented World War II Veteran William Wilson, Sr. with several long-overdue military medals for his service in the U.S. Navy.