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Aug 15, 2019 Press Release
Members Also Call to Raise Federal Funding for the Erie Canalway by an Additional $2 Million

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S.

Aug 14, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Higgins is Working to Protect Services & Ensure Social Security Solvency

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced introduction of the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R.

Aug 13, 2019 Press Release
Following Years of Focus in Downtown Buffalo, New Investment is Reaching Into Local Neighborhoods

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Aug 9, 2019 Press Release
Federal Funding Awarded to Jericho Road, Northwest Buffalo Community Health Center & Community Health Center of Buffalo During National Health Center Week

Congressman Brian Higgins is pleased to announce over $500,000 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York.  Three grants provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for $167,000 each, are being awarded to Jericho Road, the Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center and the Community Health Center of Buffalo.  

Aug 7, 2019 Press Release
In Recognition of National Purple Heart Day, Higgins Hopes to Solve Purple Heart Mystery & Return Original Military Purple Heart Certificate to the Family of WNY WWII Prisoner of War Who Was Killed in Action

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is looking for the community’s help in identifying the family of the late Corporal Henry Mazurkiewicz, who served in the United States Army during World War II.

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release
Grants Support Northern Border Security Measures

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie and Niagara Counties have each been awarded $325,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

Aug 5, 2019 Press Release
Satellite Office Hours Scheduled in Buffalo & Niagara Falls

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

Tuesday, August 6th

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Martha Mitchell Community Center

National Night Out Event

Aug 5, 2019 Press Release
In Response to Deadly Gun Violence

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to mass shootings in El Paso Texas and Dayton, Ohio:

“In schools, shopping centers, churches and neighborhoods across America people are seeking to inflict terror on the innocent and not nearly enough is being done to stop it. 

Aug 2, 2019 Press Release
August 7th marks anniversary of America’s oldest military award

In advance of National Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) honored five recipients of the Purple Heart Medal from Western New York during a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.

Jul 29, 2019 Press Release
Veteran Earned a Bronze Star & Three Purple Heart Medals for Service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War

In advance of Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is honoring Western New York Purple Heart recipients, including a formal presentation of three Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star to United States Army Sergeant First Class William Roland Hayes for service and injuries during the Vietnam War.