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Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislative solution would categorize hazmat operations as “high priority” within its Assistance to Firefighters Grant program

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act (FD PREP Act) to better equip firefighters to respond to train accidents. The FD PREP Act, H.R.

Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Grants Aimed at Reducing Substance Abuse, Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Area Youth

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), ’85, announced the award of two Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to Buffalo State College this fall to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth on Buffalo’s West Side.

 

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to news of the passing of Msgr. William Gallagher:

 

Nov 9, 2019 Press Release
Higgins Presents Purple Heart Certificate from 1944 & Purple Heart Medal to the WWII POW’s Family

Several months ago, the United States Postal Service reached out to the office of Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) after discovering original Purple Heart documents from 1944. They sought to make sure that the official documents were safely returned to the relatives of Corporal Henry Mazurkiewicz.

 

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Oct 30, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule as well as several special events for the month of November.

 

Thursday, November 7

3:00pm – 4:00pm

A Conversation with the Congressman

University at Buffalo – North Campus

Student Union Theater

Oct 30, 2019 Press Release
Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act Creates National Program Modeled After First-in-the-Nation Buffalo Court

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the House floor to recognize the unanimous House passage of H.R.

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Oct 28, 2019 Press Release
Children With Cancer and their Families Faced With Uncertainty As Critical Drugs Become Unavailable

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for answers and action in response to nationwide pediatric cancer drug shortages that are resulting in the rationing of doses and in some cases delayed treatment for our youngest cancer warriors. 

 

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Oct 25, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Higgins & Buffalo VA Recognize Local Veteran Gold Medal Winners

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined VA Western New York Healthcare System Executive Director Michael Swartz and Recreation Therapy Supervisor Pam Kaznowski in recognizing four Western New York veterans whose creative pieces will be featured nationally.

 

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Oct 25, 2019 Press Release

Officials from Signature Development celebrated the most recent phase of its Chandler Street revival with grand openings of 27 and 37 Chandler St. These once longabandoned warehouses have been renovated and transformed into approximately 35,000 square feet of workspace for food service companies.

Oct 25, 2019 Press Release

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $22.8 million housing and healthcare development for older adults in the city of Buffalo. Westminster Commons will include a newly constructed building with 84 affordable and supportive apartments.

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