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Aug 31, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Calls for “No Leniency” As Company Prepares to Answer to Federal & State Agencies

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for federal and state agencies to put a stop to Tonawanda Coke, a company that has, for years, exhibited a blatant disregard for the health and safety of its employees and local neighbors and continues to be an unscrupulous business generating lasting negative impacts on Western New York air quality and the environment. 

Aug 30, 2018 Press Release
Federal Community Block Grant Investments in Town Top $1 Million

Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced completion of improvements to three roads in the Town of West Seneca, marking the latest in a comprehensive infrastructure effort supporting repaving work on 18 streets in West Seneca over the last 8 years with the support of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. 

Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
Higgins, other Members of NY Delegation had called on ITC and Commerce Dept. to reconsider the effects of the tariffs

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has released a unanimous 5-0 ruling determining that antidumping and countervailing tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper did not cause material harm to the U.S. paper industry, and has nullified them.

 

Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
After News of Potential Unauthorized Release of Medical Records, Schumer & Higgins Call for Federal Investigation

Schumer & Higgins Say: Buffalo VA’s Careless Push to Privatize Effective Program is a Disservice to the Men & Women Who Served this Country

 

Aug 27, 2018 Press Release
The $22.5 million phase focuses on Lower Main Street, between Exchange and Scott streets, adjacent to Canalside and Buffalo’s Inner Harbor, bringing greatly enhanced access to the increasingly popular destinations

Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that construction has begun on the fourth phase of downtown Buffalo’s Cars Sharing Main Street Project. Work is now underway to restore vehicular traffic along lower Main Street, between Exchange and Scott Streets, greatly increasing access to Canalside, and other destinations along Buffalo’s Inner Harbor.

Aug 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Says Shutdown Is Unwarranted and Unfair; Calls on the VA to Reverse Their Decision

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with veterans, their families and local residents in opposition to the Veteran Administration Western New York Healthcare System’s plan to close the Adult Day Health Care program. 

Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
Federal Funds to Support Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District Efforts

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a $163,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission.

 

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Aug 15, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County has been awarded over $4.15 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
Includes $10 Million for Infrastructure Planning, Design and Construction of the North Aud Block

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three new projects to expand Buffalo's waterfront and build on the region's community and economic growth in order to attract more visitors and offer new recreational and cultural opportunities for residents.

Aug 8, 2018 Press Release

“The allegations included in the indictment against Rep. Chris Collins can be summed up in one word: shameful.

“These charges, including insider trading, conspiracy to commit fraud, and lying to federal officials, laid out by professionals within the Justice Department and FBI are backed up by comprehensive evidence of these very serious offenses.

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