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Sep 17, 2021 Press Release
Now is the Time to Rebuild America

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Senator Tim Kennedy and Western New York laborers, builders, transit and construction trade workers came together to emphasize that now is the time to rebuild America. 

Sep 16, 2021 Press Release
$2.1M Annual Award Will Give Children in the City of Niagara Falls a Head Start

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) had been awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding provided through the U.S.

Sep 15, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Higgins (NY-26) announced the Williamsville Fire Department was awarded a federal fire grant. The grant totaling $55,238, was funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

Sep 13, 2021 Press Release
Next Payment Deposited in Bank Accounts on September 15

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) shared a new report issued by the Joint Economic Committee indicating approximately 228,000 advance Child Tax Credit payments were distributed in Western New York’s t

Sep 13, 2021 Press Release
Federal Awards Will Provide the Department with New Hoses & Water Equipment

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis announced a federal fire grant totaling $106,145 awarded to the City of Tonawanda Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

Sep 11, 2021 Press Release

As Americans mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attack on the nation, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is fighting to make sure those who responded on that day and the days after are adequately cared for. 

Sep 10, 2021 Press Release
Federal Funding Will Support Efforts to Protect Housing Rights

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced two Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) grants totaling $500,000 awarded to Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. (HOME).

Sep 7, 2021 Press Release

Western New York home care workers and families hosted a roundtable discussion with Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) to share the challenges facing those caring for seniors and people with disabilities. Together they are pushing for robust federal investments in America’s care economy.

Sep 2, 2021 Press Release

Refugee resettlement agencies in Buffalo, New York have agreed to receive 350 Afghanistan evacuees.  Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for emergency funding to ensure Afghan evacuees have access to the full range of services available through the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Sep 1, 2021 Press Release
New Mobile-Friendly & Bilingual Portal Makes it Easier for Families to Receive the Child Tax Credit

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the launch of, an easier way for Western New York families to sign up to receive the Child Tax Credit.