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Feb 25, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which contains nine 2009 appropriations bills.
Feb 24, 2009 Press Release
“Tonight Congress and the country listened as our President, in office just four short weeks, laid out a very realistic and optimistic picture of the state of our nation. With a strong focus on our national economy President Obama provided new hope for middle class families like many in Western New York struggling to find work and afford quality healthcare.
Feb 24, 2009 Press Release
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced that the Omnibus appropriations bill will include $475,000 for the Town of Hamburg. The funding would be used to design, purchase, and install supplemental safety measures at four highway grade crossings within the Town, and would designate a 4.5 mile long quiet zone along Hamburg's railroad tracks to alleviate noise from passing trains. The bill will now proceed to the House and Senate Floors as the next steps in the appropriations process.
Feb 23, 2009 Press Release
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced their new legislation to help combat the vacant housing blight in the Buffalo area and across the country. The new legislation would create a pilot program, which Schumer and Higgins today vowed to fight to implement in Buffalo, that would send grants and flexible funding to 15 small cities and 15 large cities across the country to help address vacant properties. The legislation is a new and innovative approach to fighting the vacant housing problem that has been exacerbated by rising foreclosures.
Feb 20, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) released additional information on the $250 payment designated for seniors, disabled veterans and retired railroad workers under the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Feb 18, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Erie County school districts within his district will see approximately $53,937,000 in direct federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act according to new estimates based on a Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis. 

Feb 18, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Chautauqua County school districts will see approximately $9,009,000 in direct federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act according to new estimates based on a Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis.
Feb 17, 2009 Press Release
On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) spent his day visiting local businesses that are leading the way in developing energy efficient and renewable technologies. This January Congressman Higgins was appointed to serve on the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, a role that, among other things, includes development, oversight, and approval of federal renewable energy tax credits.
Feb 13, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted today with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a comprehensive bill that will stimulate the local and national economy through targeted tax breaks and investments.
Feb 11, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced that the City of Buffalo Fire Department will receive $758,400 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP)

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