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Apr 13, 2021 Press Release
Ceremony Held at the Hispanic American Veterans Memorial at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined members of the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY, members of the Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Monument Committee, veterans from the Gabriel A. Rodriguez American Legion Post 1928 and local leaders for a ceremony marking National Borinqueneers Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. 

Apr 12, 2021 Press Release
American Jobs Plan Calls for $80 Billion to Improve and Expand Amtrak

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino are calling for expansion of the Amtrak route between Buffalo, Niagara Falls, New York and Toronto, Ontario to be a priority as the federal government plans to make investments in rail.  The American Jobs Plan

Apr 9, 2021 Press Release
COVID Relief Available, Workshop Planned to Help Local Businesses Apply

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced new federal relief available to help restaurants struggling due to the pandemic. A $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization fund was included in the American Rescue Plan supported by Higgins.

Apr 8, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed long overdue action to address the gun violence public health epidemic in America. 

Apr 8, 2021 Press Release
Federal Relief Available for Facilities Shutdown Due to the Pandemic

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced help is available for arts, museums and performance venues that had to close their doors or saw drastically reduced business due to the pandemic. Over $16 billion was provided through legislation supported by Congressman Higgins for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.

Apr 7, 2021 Press Release
Federal Funding Will Support Airport Operations and Concession Losses

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $8,448,851 in federal COVID relief for Western New York airports.

Apr 6, 2021 Press Release
Federal Funding to Support Post-Pandemic Economic Survival and Recovery for Emerging Entrepreneurs

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a $750,000 federal grant from the Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for Launch NY, an Upstate New York Venture Development Organization (VDO) that supports and invests in high-growth, high-impact companies across 27 New York counties.

Apr 1, 2021 Press Release
New Applications are at a Standstill Due to Border Restrictions

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on agencies in the United States and Canada responsible for border management to implement a process that allows for virtual interviews for new NEXUS applicants. 

Apr 1, 2021 Press Release
Local Project is One of Just Seven Federal Awards Nationwide

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the University at Buffalo and Mission Ignite have been awarded $300,000 through “Project OVERCOME,” a contest to find innovative solutions to connect communities to broadban