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Oct 18, 2017 Press Release
Award-Winning State Park Provides New Recreational Opportunity and Unprecedented Access to Lake Erie Waterfront

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the transformation of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park, the City of Buffalo's first state park, is now complete. New York State purchased the once neglected property in 2013 and immediately invested $15 million across 3 phases to remediate the brownfield and transform all 190 acres into a vibrant state park.

Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
Federal, state and local partnership on restoration spurs economic renaissance and recreational opportunities along the Ohio Street Corridor.

Buffalo, New York – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Congressman Brian Higgins and state and federal partners provided an up close look today on the quickly progressing habitat restoration at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Ohio Street Boat Launch.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release
Leaders Discuss Trade & Continued Binational Collaboration

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee for a bipartisan meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss binational collaboration as conversations continue related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Oct 10, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Buffalo Passport Agency Director James Theis announced the details of Passport Day 2017, an event that provides a convenient way for residents to renew a passport or apply for a passport for the first time.

The Buffalo Passport Agency will host a special Passport Day on Saturday, October 14, 2017: 

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Service Academies Provide Admission Details at Informational Meeting

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2017, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

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

The October Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $398,750 for clinical research at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) focused on Parkinson’s disease.  The award is provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Oct 2, 2017 Press Release
Hospitality House Will Serve Patients’ Families

Western New York Community leaders celebrated the opening of Grace Guest House, the first nonprofit guest house in South Buffalo to serve families with a loved one being cared for at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.    

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee and Vice Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Committee released the following statement in response to the tax reform framework:

Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, was among a bipartisan group of Ways and Means members invited to the White House for a meeting with the President to discuss tax reform. 

Rep. Higgins released the following statement following the meeting: