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Jun 15, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) submitted a formal proposal to Governor Paterson and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) requesting 36% of the net revenue produced by the Niagara Power Project be devoted to economic development and tourism efforts in Western New York, including moderately-priced waterfront housing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor for the first time in the city's history.

Jun 12, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) has been awarded a $644,051 federal grant for Jamestown Youthbuild.

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Jun 12, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which will grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to better protect the public health as it relates to tobacco. 

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Jun 9, 2009 Press Release

Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 2751, the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act, a version of the bill commonly referred to as “Cash for Clunkers,”  that will provide incentives for registered owners of high polluting automobiles to replace their older car with a new fuel efficient vehicle. 

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Jun 9, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and a number of other members of the House Ways and Means Committee met with President Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House to discuss the future of health care in the United States.

Jun 9, 2009 Press Release
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced that they are introducing legislation to designate the United States Post Office in Orchard Park, NY as the "Jack F. Kemp Post Office Building” in honor of Jack F. Kemp, a former Buffalo Bills Quarterback, Vice Presidential candidate and Congressman from Western New York. Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, is located in Orchard Park.
Jun 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian M. Higgins, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and South Buffalo Development, LLC (SBD) today announced a public/private initiative to clean up and redevelop the former Buffalo Color site on the Buffalo River. They were joined by Dale Desnoyers and Abby Snyder from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC); local and state representatives; Honeywell; and business, community and environmental organizations.
Jun 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Eric Massa (NY-29) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted their request for an extension of the public comment period on the clean-up of the West Valley site which was set to expire today.
Jun 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Congressmen Eric Massa and Chris Lee sent a letter to the federal Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health calling for the Board to hold a meeting in Buffalo, NY to hear first-hand the concerns and frustrations of former Bethlehem Steel employees.
Jun 3, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the opportunity for local fire companies to apply for grants to assist with the construction or modification of fire stations.  The grants are available thanks to $210 million in federal Recovery Act funds approved by Congress for the Fire Station Construction (FSC) Grant Program. 

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