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Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins

Jun 9, 2012
Press Release

"We support the Peace Bridge Authority's plans to demolish properties it owns which are currently sitting vacant and have been slated for demolition for 8 years.  The issues surrounding these actions are not new, have been long-discussed, and should not encounter any further delay."

"The Peace Bridge project has been stalled without good reason for two decades.  Inaction and inertia is no longer an option.  Western New Yorkers want and deserve progress.   The time to move forward is now. Thousands of construction jobs will be created and the Western New York economy will greatly benefit from predictable, reliable access to and from Southern Ontario." 
Congressman Higgins is a member of the House Committees on Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs and was recently named to serve on the US-Canada Interparliamentary Exchange. His district covers portions of the border between Western New York and Ontario including the Peace Bridge.