Federal “reform” would cost Erie County over $1.6 billion in deductions, an average of $12,866 per household, and raise average homeowners taxes by $815. More than $2 billion in deductions would be lost from WNY region; officials urge public to contact Congressional representatives to reject proposal.
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C.
Joint Effort between the Massachusetts Avenue Project & Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to Increase Access to Healthy Food Options & Build Stronger Neighborhoods
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined leaders from the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to announce a federal grant totaling $389,088 for the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and 18 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Chao and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Huerta expressing concern and disappointment with recommendations to modify and repeal pilot training rules.
94-Year-Old Western New York Veteran Served During WWII
In honor of National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took time to recognize Frank Louis Garguiolo, believed to be one of just twenty former Prisoners of War living in Western New York. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established by Congress in 1998, is observed the third Friday in September, which in 2017 falls on September 15.
Washington, D.C. – Reps. Brian Higgins (NY-26) John B. Larson (CT-01) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act (HR 3748).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) believes the Buffalo-Niagara region is an ideal choice for Amazon’s new headquarters and is emphasizing Western New York’s strengths in a letter to the company’s CEO.
Higgins Says Action is Necessary to Protect Consumers
In the toughest action to date, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is calling for Wells Fargo to be excluded from participation in the federal mortgage guarantee program following a disturbing, recurring pattern of consumer fraud. Higgins made the request in a
Higgins Makes Safety A Priority As Department of Energy Proceeds With Transport of Highly Enriched Liquid Nuclear Waste Underway
Congressman Brian Higgins, who has frequently objected to the U.S. Department of Energy’s transport of liquid nuclear waste between Canada and the United States without a thorough environmental review, won approval for legislation that will help support efforts to prepare and protect communities impacted.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of September. Through the program, staff members from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.
The September Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below: