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May 13, 2021 Press Release
Bill Establishes Program Pairing Veterans Struggling with PTSD with Service Dogs

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act (H.R. 1448).

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of several bipartisan bills that aim to improve suicide prevention initiatives for Americans through outreach, education, and treatment.

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May 12, 2021 Press Release

“Hamas and others terror organizations prey upon civilians in Gaza for the purpose of fomenting instability in the Middle East, which subverts the pathway to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. These continued attacks have resulted in the killing of Israeli and Palestinians alike and they must stop.

May 12, 2021 Press Release
Advance Payments to be Delivered July through December; An Estimated 400,000 Children in WNY Will Benefit

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives highlighting the role of the Child Tax Credit in rebuilding an economy that works for hardworking families. 

May 12, 2021 Press Release
American Rescue Plan Funding Supports Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the New York State Department of Health will receive $1,398,324 in federal funding included in the American Rescue Plan to support home visiting services for at-risk children and families struggling under the pandemic. 

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May 11, 2021 Press Release
Higher Education Funding, Included in the American Rescue Plan, Released to Communities

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced more than $207.5 million in federal funding approved by Congress under the American Rescue Plan is headed to help Western New York higher education institutions and students.

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May 11, 2021 Press Release
Program Opens May 12

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Buffalo Council Member Mitch Nowakowski are sharing information about a new federal Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help residents connect to broadband during the pandemic. 

May 10, 2021 Press Release
Food and Drug Administration Expands Pfizer Vaccine Eligibility to Ages 12-15

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced new tools from the White House that will help Western New Yorkers find vaccination sites in Erie and Niagara counties and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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May 10, 2021 Press Release
House Appointments Made to Bi-National Working Group

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Bill Huizenga (R-MI-2) were appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to serve as co-chairs of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.

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