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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.
Jan 14, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) today voted for, and the House passed H.R. 2, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization bill. The legislation, which passed by a bipartisan majority of 289-139, will provide much-needed healthcare coverage to 11 million children.
Jan 14, 2009 Press Release
"I commend Governor Paterson on his decision to name the accomplished Honorable Jonathan Lippman to serve as Chief Judge for the New York State Court of Appeals. Judge Lippman is a first-rate jurist and a leader on reforms that improve the legal process and are cost-effective to the state, including establishment of domestic violence, drug and other alternative courts which have seen high success rates in reducing recidivism. His lifetime of work in the court system and role as the longest serving Chief Administrative Judge in New York State’s history will provide the courts with an experienced leader during these challenging times."
Jan 12, 2009 Press Release
Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Chris Lee (NY-26) announced that they have received an official communication from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicating that consignment or thrift stores are exempt from certain requirements under the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, scheduled to go into effect February 10th.
Jan 9, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Stanley Hose Company Inc. in Sherman, NY will receive $20,710 in federal Homeland Security funding in the eighteenth round of Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) awards for fiscal year 2008.
Jan 9, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a newly appointed member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, has been chosen to serve on the Select Revenue Subcommittee and the Oversight Subcommittee.
Dec 8, 2008 Press Release

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Congressman Higgins details the disturbing profit margin figures for Western New York gas retailers made available through the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS).  While industry sources indicate that it takes about 11 to 13 cents per gallon of gas to profitably operate a gas station, the current average national profit margin is 23.6 cents p

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