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Sep 20, 2019 Press Release
Proceeds Benefit Efforts to Pay Tribute to Servicemembers Wounded or Killed in Combat

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (HR 1830).  Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill which was introduced by Rep.

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Sep 20, 2019 Press Release
Department of Veterans Affairs award will support research on high intensity interval training during aging

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Calls GOP Tax Giveaway Detrimental to Economic Growth and the Middle Class

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Committee on Budget, participated in a hearing discussion exploring “Solutions to Rising Economic Inequality.”

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
Push Comes As Community Discusses Future of Bridges in the Buffalo-Niagara Region

After discussions early this week related to the future of Western New York’s roads and bridges, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) went to Washington, D.C. to fight for action on a substantial federal investment in infrastructure.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

Twenty-one members of the New York Congressional delegation penned a letter to U.S.

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release
Federal Funding through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program Headed to the City of Buffalo

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program has been awarded to the City of Buffalo for the hiring of firefighters. The grant is for a total of $9,806,400 and administered by DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

Sep 13, 2019 Press Release
Army Veteran Earned Lady Columbia Wound Certificate, Which Pre-Dates Today’s Purple Heart, For Injuries Sustained on September 14, 1918

On the eve of the 101st anniversary of the day United States Army veteran John C. Murray was wounded in action, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented Private First Class Murray’s family with a Purple Heart and other long overdue military medals for service during World War I.

 

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Sep 12, 2019 Press Release
BOUND (Border Officer Utilization for National Defense) Act Ensures Northern Border Isn’t Compromised by Staffing Diversions to Southern Border

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D- NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced introduction of the BOUND (Border Officer Utilization for National Defense) Act, requiring minimum staffing levels for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stationed at ports of entry along the northern border. 

 

Sep 10, 2019 Press Release
Corporation for National and Community Service awards encourage volunteering on 9/11 as a tribute to victims, survivors, and those who served in response to attacks

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that two Western New York organizations were selected for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grant Awards totaling more than $103,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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