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Aug 31, 2019 Press Release
Congressman says: “Each passing day represents a failure to fully protect the 2.7 million daily passengers as intended under the 2010 law”

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) learned that the Secretary of Transportation has forwarded a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” on the Pilot Records Database to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review.

Higgins released the following statement in response: 

Aug 30, 2019 Press Release
$15.8 Million Infrastructure Project Builds on Over $400 million in Investments Along Buffalo River Corridor

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and State Senator Tim Kennedy were joined by community leaders to announce $10.625 million in new funding for renovation to the Ohio Street Lift Bridge.  The recent allocation, through the Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Freight program with matching funds through New York State, is in addition to $5.23 million in previously allocated federal

Aug 29, 2019 Press Release

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals Program has awarded D’Youville a three-year, $680,000 grant to develop a Substance Use Disorder Support Specialist Certificate Program for new and existing behavioral health paraprofessionals and establish partnerships with community behavioral health organizations to provide expe

Aug 23, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan bill improves Medicare categorization of individually configured medical equipment

Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5) recognized National Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) Awareness Week this week and continued to push for passage of their bill, H.R. 2408, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2019.


Aug 22, 2019 Press Release
Vehicle for Tourism Delivering People to a Niagara Falls on the Move

First launched in May of 2016 as a 2-year pilot project led by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Discover Niagara Shuttle will soon be a permanent fixture along the 14 mile “Falls to Fort” route during the busy tourism season.   The 2019 season will also be extended through October 15

Aug 15, 2019 Press Release
Members Also Call to Raise Federal Funding for the Erie Canalway by an Additional $2 Million

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S.

Aug 14, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Higgins is Working to Protect Services & Ensure Social Security Solvency

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced introduction of the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R.

Aug 13, 2019 Press Release
Following Years of Focus in Downtown Buffalo, New Investment is Reaching Into Local Neighborhoods

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Aug 9, 2019 Press Release
Federal Funding Awarded to Jericho Road, Northwest Buffalo Community Health Center & Community Health Center of Buffalo During National Health Center Week

Congressman Brian Higgins is pleased to announce over $500,000 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York.  Three grants provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for $167,000 each, are being awarded to Jericho Road, the Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center and the Community Health Center of Buffalo.  

Aug 7, 2019 Press Release
In Recognition of National Purple Heart Day, Higgins Hopes to Solve Purple Heart Mystery & Return Original Military Purple Heart Certificate to the Family of WNY WWII Prisoner of War Who Was Killed in Action

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is looking for the community’s help in identifying the family of the late Corporal Henry Mazurkiewicz, who served in the United States Army during World War II.