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Aug 22, 2017 Press Release

Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins:

“The people of Grand Island and Western New York spoke up and demanded action on the Grand Island tolls, and we are grateful to the Governor for once again listening to the pleas from Western New Yorkers.

Aug 16, 2017 Press Release

“Over the past several months, a regular barrage of words and actions coming from those entrusted to lead have demonstrated disrespect for women, refugees, transgender servicemembers and others based on race.   We are witnessing a dangerous and dismissive attitude toward some people as less accepted and less valued than others.  This display of intolerance is hurtful to individuals and the nobl

Aug 8, 2017 Press Release

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Today, Mayor Paul A. Dyster joined Congressman Brian Higgins, members of the Niagara Falls City Council and local officials to cut the ribbon on the 70th Street Park Improvement Project. Part of the 2015 Niagara Falls Community Development Action Plan and funded through the U.S.

Aug 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined local Vietnam War veteran Mykola “Nick” Shwec and the family of late Korean War veteran Michael “Mike” Licata at the Purple Heart Memorial, along the Walk of Heroes, at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to honor the service and sacrifice of both Purple Heart recipients and all veterans on August 7, National Purple Heart Day.

Aug 4, 2017 Press Release

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The investigation into how air pollution emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant may have affected nearby soil kicked into gear Friday with a gathering of elected officials, community organizers and scientists from the University at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia.

Aug 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is writing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for a full investigation into actions which led to a substantial sewer discharge into the Niagara River on July 29, 2017. 

Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) wrote a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner, urging the department to publicly release the schedule for the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) of the Buffalo Skyway and expedite the study to ensure the Department of Transportation makes appropriate choices in regard to how much money will be spent rehabilitating the Skyway.
Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of August Through the program, staff members from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved legislation that will preserve Kids Korner, a program that provides veterans with childcare services at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for more to be done to address toxic algal blooms that threaten the health of Lake Erie and is writing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator requesting the Harmful Algal Bloom Coordinator be provided with the resources to combat the problem.

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