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Aug 3, 2009 Press Release
“Any plan to reduce Post Office services to residents in the City of Lackawanna is unacceptable and something we will certainly challenge. Lackawanna is the second largest city in Erie County with almost a quarter of its population over the age of 60. Local residents need post office facilities that are in the neighborhood and easily accessible.”
Jul 31, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced progress on efforts to provide relief to struggling dairy farmers in Western New York.  Today the administration increased dairy support prices, a move requested by Congressman Higgins and other members of the House, which will increase dairy farmers’ revenue by $243 million nationwide.

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Jul 31, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Erie Community College will receive a $64,599 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for their child care program. 

“This grant will allow more working parents to pursue higher education leading to better employment opportunities and a better future for the student and their family,” said Higgins.

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Jul 31, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3326, Defense Appropriations for FY 2010, a fiscally responsible bill focused on supporting military capabilities and personnel that make America an economic and military powerhouse.

Jul 30, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Higgins released the August schedule for his Chautauqua County “Congress On Your Corner” program, which offers regular satellite hours in an effort to better serve local residents. Over the last 4 years Congressman Higgins has offered the Congress on Your Corner program over 500 times at locations in Chautauqua County alone and another 140 sites in the county are scheduled for 2009.
Jul 30, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Brocton Fire Company will receive $111,910 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).

“This significant grant will go a long way toward protecting the Brocton/Portland community and the brave and selfless fighters who serve the region,” said Congressman Higgins.

Jul 29, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has been awarded a Recovery Act grant totaling $2,234,070 from the Department of Homeland Security.  The funds were provided through the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP).

Jul 29, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) joined transportation leaders in the House of Representatives today to introduce the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009.

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Jul 29, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve legislation aimed at assisting disabled veterans with their living conditions and supporting veterans interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Jul 28, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Jamestown and Chautauqua County have been awarded $24,661 in a federal grant for the Fiscal Year 2009 through the Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The funds will provide essential law enforcement services to the community and enhance officer safety.

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