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Oct 18, 2018 Press Release
Special Veteran Outreach and Vietnam Veteran Tribute Taking Place on November 2nd

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of November. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents. 

 

Oct 18, 2018 Press Release
Federal funds awarded to Canisius Research Team

Canisius College and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announce a federal grant from the U.S.

Oct 17, 2018 Press Release
New pilot program will be first of its kind in NYS outside New York City

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Senior Services (“ECDSS”) has announced plans to initiate an expansion of the department’s popular congregate dining program to include select local restaurants as dining options.

Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

A $375,000 federal grant received by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI) will help increase healthy food choices and strengthen the local food network by expanding and enhancing programs at the West Side Bazaar.

Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

During a gathering of Western New York Military Order of the Purple Heart members, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) honored wounded veterans who served during the Vietnam War including a special presentation of a Bronze Star and other medals to Chapter 187 Chaplain Robert Segool. 

 

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Oct 14, 2018 Press Release
NYS Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Depew Trustee Hamernick, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Depew American Legion Post, & US Army Buffalo Recruiting Command, join Congressman to Honor WNY Soldier Who Lost His Life Following Injuries in WWI’s Deadliest Battle

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by New York State Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Depew Village Trustee Audrey Hamernick and local veterans, including Depew American Legion Post 1528 and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 187, to present the family of Private Walter Rydzewski with the Purple Heart and other medals earned 100 years ago, during World War I.

 

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Oct 12, 2018 Press Release

“After years of bad actions by Tonawanda Coke, the community can finally breathe easier. 

Oct 9, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Service Academies to Provide Admission Details at Informational Meeting on October 15

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2018, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.

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Oct 9, 2018 Press Release
Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Erie County Probation Commissioner Brian McLaughlin, and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce over $3.4 million in new federal grant funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S.

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Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the announcement of a new trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico: 

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