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Dec 3, 2020 Press Release
Bill Supports Efforts to Memorialize the Stories of U.S. Veterans Wounded or Killed in Action

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill which provides resources to preserve the stories of United States veterans who earned a Purple Heart medal.

Dec 2, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) Co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is appealing to the incoming Biden Administration to make coordination between the United States and Canada a top priority, including development of a reopening plan at the northern border and the expansion of technology that provides for improved border crossing efficiencies over the long-term. 

Nov 30, 2020 Press Release
Erie County Back to Business Grant Program completes application review process

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced the completion of the Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, reporting that grant recipients will be notified via email and checks will be distributed by mail beginning today. Erie County, working in coordination with 43North, announced the grant program in October, committing funds from U.S.

Nov 24, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The bill reauthorizes the Registered Apprenticeships Program and would authorize $3.5 billion five years to add new registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships for workers.

Nov 20, 2020 Press Release
Child Care is Economic Development Act Approved by the House

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 8326, the Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 or CED Act. The bipartisan bill would ask communities creating their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) to include plans that would help increase affordable, quality child care in the region.

Nov 19, 2020 Press Release
Each State to Receive At Least $4 Million Annually for the Next 5 Years

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020.  The bill provides funding to states and tribes for opioid prevention and treatment measures. 

Nov 18, 2020 Press Release
Airline Safety Measure is Final Piece of Package Advanced Following the Crash of Flight 3407

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the final rule for the Pilot Records Database has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review.  This is a final step toward implementation of the measure which has been advanced following the crash of Flight 3407. 

Nov 18, 2020 Press Release
Bill, Cosponsored by Higgins, Coordinates Government and Industry Efforts to Help Stop Payments Before Seniors Fall Victim to Fraud

The House of Representatives has approved H.R. 2610, the Fraud and Scam Reduction Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26). 

Nov 17, 2020 Press Release
Program Benefits Great Lakes Research & Protection

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage of S.910, the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) supports university-based programs that focus on studying, conserving, and effectively using U.S. coastal resources, including those in the Great Lakes region, through the National Sea Grant Program.

Nov 10, 2020 Press Release

Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the $8.2 million, 1,325-foot armor stone revetment of the Lake Erie seawall that will protect Route 5 from Lake Erie wave action and spray.