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Jan 29, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY) today announced approval by federal transportation officials of his plan to save $11.8 million in federal funds that had been designated for economic development in Western New York, but which were set to expire absent his intervention.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $40,000 affordable housing grant to the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (“CHRIC”) to help fund the rehabilitation of a condemned building on Main Street in Sherman into affordable housing. Upon completion, the building will provide two single-family housing units.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted today with the majority in the House of Representatives in support of critical legislation to create and save 3 to 4 million American jobs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was approved by a vote of 244-188. Developed with the Obama Administration, this job creation package will rebuild America, making us more globally competitive and energy independent, and transforming our economy for long-term growth; give 95 percent of American workers an immediate tax cut; and invest quickly in the economy.
Jan 27, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Alden Fire Department will receive $52,248 in federal Homeland Security funding in the twenty-first round of Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) awards for fiscal year 2008.
Jan 27, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted today to give final approval to legislation that will begin to close the gender pay gap by reversing a Supreme Court decision that has kept women from pursuing pay discrimination claims. The bill now goes to President Obama and will likely be the first major piece of legislation he signs into law.
Jan 26, 2009 Press Release
In the first full week of the new Obama Administration, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced their plan to call on the next Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – who is expected to be named by the new administration shortly – to speed up the current FTC investigation of the gas price disparities in Western New York late last year, require it be made public and make sure it covers all bases.
Jan 22, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins and Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) Executive Director John Murphy announced CHRIC will receive a federal grant totaling approximately $22,000 through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for comprehensive housing counseling.
Jan 21, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced release of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, comprehensive legislation drafted by the House of Representatives that takes a multifaceted approach to creating jobs and getting the American economy moving again. The proposed bill includes $550 billion in targeted investments and $275 billion in tax cuts. Congressman Higgins will be participating in discussions on the plan when the House Committee on Ways and Means meets to markup the bill tomorrow.
Jan 20, 2009 Press Release

“On this Inauguration day, the global community watched as President Barack Obama became this nation’s leader through a great American tradition.  A reflection on the magnitude of this historic event was inescapable as an extraordinary energy filled our nation’s capitol from those thankful for the opportunities unique to Americans and hopeful for change that builds on our strengths. 

Jan 16, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Silver Creek Volunteer Fire company will receive $33,250 in federal Homeland Security funding in the twentieth round of Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) awards for fiscal year 2008.

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