Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill which provides resources to preserve the stories of United States veterans who earned a Purple Heart medal.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) Co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is appealing to the incoming Biden Administration to make coordination between the United States and Canada a top priority, including development of a reopening plan at the northern border and the expansion of technology that provides for improved border crossing efficiencies over the long-term.
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced the completion of the Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, reporting that grant recipients will be notified via email and checks will be distributed by mail beginning today. Erie County, working in coordination with 43North, announced the grant program in October, committing funds from U.S.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The bill reauthorizes the Registered Apprenticeships Program and would authorize $3.5 billion five years to add new registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships for workers.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 8326, the Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 or CED Act. The bipartisan bill would ask communities creating their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) to include plans that would help increase affordable, quality child care in the region.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020. The bill provides funding to states and tribes for opioid prevention and treatment measures.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the final rule for the Pilot Records Database has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. This is a final step toward implementation of the measure which has been advanced following the crash of Flight 3407.
The House of Representatives has approved H.R. 2610, the Fraud and Scam Reduction Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage of S.910, the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) supports university-based programs that focus on studying, conserving, and effectively using U.S. coastal resources, including those in the Great Lakes region, through the National Sea Grant Program.
Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the $8.2 million, 1,325-foot armor stone revetment of the Lake Erie seawall that will protect Route 5 from Lake Erie wave action and spray.