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Jul 10, 2020 Press Release
Management Has Locked Outdoor Spigots, Ordered No Access to Water for Plants or Kiddie Pools

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for immediate review and reconsideration of a decision to block residents of Frederick Douglass homes in Buffalo from access to outdoor water. Higgins has heard from multiple residents about this issue and reached out to agencies to try to resolve the urgent matter. 

Jul 9, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding to the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department and the Swormville Fire Company to help these first responders protect communities from COVID-19; The Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department received $4,161.29 while the Swormville Fire Company, serving Amherst and Clarence, was awarded $3,265.76. 

Jul 8, 2020 Press Release
Funds Support Fair Housing Initiatives, Combat Discrimination

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate funding to address housing discrimination in Western New York through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program.

Jul 7, 2020 Press Release
Awards Fund Personal Protective Equipment for Response During COVID

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding to the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services and Ellicott Creek Fire Company to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. 

Jul 3, 2020 Press Release
29 Congressmembers Join Call for Both Countries to Consider Expanding Admissible Crossings

As the nation heads into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congressmmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Co-Chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, are leading a push for the United States and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.

Jul 2, 2020 Press Release
Supports WIB’s Successful Health Profession Opportunity Grant Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $1.6 million in additional federal funding for the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The funding, which is allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, will be directed to the WIB’s Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
$130 Billion Still Available to Small Businesses

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved, under unanimous consent, S. 4116 - legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to August 8, 2020.  Small businesses previously had until June 30 to apply.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Moving Forward Act Invests in Communities, Creates Jobs

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Higgins, dedicates more than $1.5 trillion to rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating American jobs.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announces $98,435 in new federal funding to support telehealth expansion at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). The funding, approved by Congress, is distributed through the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 telehealth program. 

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
Bill Creates Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit Supporting Neighborhood Stabilization Through Home Rehab in Communities Lacking Investment

As National Homeownership Month comes to a close, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is making a push to approve H.R. 3316, the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA), legislation he is sponsoring with Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-3) designed to encourage investment in distressed neighborhoods.