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Jul 10, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve the 2010 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration Appropriations bill. 

Jul 10, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz announced that Cheektowaga will receive $1,045,720 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  This award is in addition to the $273,744 CDBG funding the Town received earlier this year through the federal Recovery Act. 

Jul 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced today that the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s official watchdog, has accepted their request to conduct a comprehensive review of all commercial airline pilot training and certification programs.
Jul 7, 2009 Press Release

“Today it was announced that Cobham, the parent company of Carleton Technologies in Orchard Park, has been awarded a significant contract with the United States Army.  Under the agreement of the company will receive up to $110 million over the next 5 years, for work completed right here in Western New York, to supply the military with their Microclimate Cooling Systems. 

Jul 3, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Chautauqua County has been awarded $1.335 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce for an infrastructure project that will aid economic development in the Dunkirk area.

Jul 2, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that D’Youville College in the City of Buffalo will receive a federal grant totaling $112,417.  The award was funded through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center has been awarded $559,995 in a federal grant.  The funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and authorized for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address health care facility and equipment needs.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release

Today marked the re-opening of the Houghton Park Shelter House.  The Shelter House, which serves as locker rooms and bathrooms for the Houghton Pool, has been closed since 2007 because of a fire, which caused extensive damage to the interior of the building.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is reminding students that new benefits commence today for student loans which make college more affordable. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the federal interest rate dropped from 6% to 5.6%—the second of four annual cuts in this interest rate. By July 1, 2011, all undergraduate students awarded a federal loan will receive a fixed interest rate of 3.4%.
Jun 30, 2009 Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., will build a new data center in Lockport, Niagara County. Through an agreement with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Yahoo! plans to invest tens of millions dollars in the construction and computer equipment fit-out of its new East Coast Regional data center.