In Response to the State Executive Order
“The concept of National Guard troops taking custody of ventilators, personal protective equipment and other resources from Western New York is unacceptable.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Western New York will receive over $19.939 million in federal emergency funding to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently approved by Congress to address urgent public health and economic crisis.
Congressman Releases Relief for Seniors Fact Sheet
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and his colleagues on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security requested and won agreement by the U.S.
COVID-19 Emergency Funding Provided to NFTA
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Western New York will receive more than $61.3 million in federal funding to support public transportation through an emergency package approved by Congress in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and other members of New York and New Jersey’s federal delegation are calling for the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary to expedite funding to healthcare providers in the two states.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a complete halt of community and business activity for many in Western New York. Until the pandemic risk subsides, many businesses will continue to be interrupted.
Final Step in Flight 3407 Safety Reforms to be Implemented Soon
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) reported today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took long-awaited action toward implementation of a Pilot Records Database (PRD), a safety measure recommended following the crash of Colgan Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009.
CARES Act Stimulus Aimed at Supporting Families, Workers & Small Business, Saving Lives
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third emergency package approved by Congress to address public health and economic needs related to COVID-19.
New York Members of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Tom Reed (NY-23) and Tom Suozzi (NY-3) led a letter to the President calling for immediate authorization of extended unemployment benefits for New York workers.