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Oct 13, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and representatives from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) announced 91 new, clean, energy efficient buses will hit the streets of Western New York over the next 15 months thanks to $39,711,371 in federal funding.
Oct 12, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Village of Brocton Mayor J. Dale Abram stood at the Brocton Bridge to announce the completion of improvements to the structure.
Oct 12, 2009 Press Release
With the backdrop of a foreclosed house acquired by CHRIC in Jamestown’s PRIDE neighborhood, Congressman Brian Higgins announced today that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation is receiving $26,640 to support the agency’s foreclosure prevention counseling efforts. The grant will enable CHRIC to continue providing foreclosure counseling countywide for homeowners in danger of foreclosure.
Oct 10, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and Gary Hill, the President of Union Concrete and Construction announced traffic pattern changes to Route 5 and Fuhrmann Boulevard which will allow for the final year of construction along the new Outer Harbor Parkway.
Oct 9, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Chautauqua County with a grant totaling $2,641,354. The funds are provided through HUD’s Lead Hazard Control Program.
Oct 9, 2009 Press Release
"The announcement this morning awarding President Obama with the Nobel Peace Prize recognizes that a new era of American diplomacy -- one committed to multilateralism, cooperation, strength, and the restoration of U.S. relations with the world -- has been ushered in. Congratulations to President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and all of those involved for their work to reduce nuclear arms, reach out to the Muslim world and encourage cooperative solutions that will make America and world safer. As Americans, we should take great pride and encouragement that our country is regaining its world standing, providing some hope for our economic and national security future."
Oct 8, 2009 Press Release
This morning Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) gave testimony at the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs urging changes which would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from taking money that states give to veterans out of federal veterans’ pensions.
Oct 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving H.J. Res.26, a resolution proclaiming Casimir Pulaski to be an honorary citizen of the United States posthumously.
Oct 8, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3590, The Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act, which amends stimulus act provisions to expand benefits to service members.
Oct 7, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Dairy Farmer Caucus, voted to approve Conference Report on H.R. 2997 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2010. This legislation provides $350 million in assistance to the nation’s dairy farmers which could translate into $2.4 million for Chautauqua and Erie Counties.

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