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May 5, 2009 Press Release
“Earlier today, Senator Chuck Schumer announced his recommendation of William Hochul for United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. I applaud Senator Schumer for his recommendation.
May 5, 2009 Press Release

“During the 1990s, I got to know Ray Dusza very well from our work together for Erie County. For many years, I not only witnessed Ray’s incredible compassion and care for his fellow Western New Yorkers, but I also learned a great deal from him.

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May 5, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs (VA) calling for the establishment of the nation’s first Regional Job Training and Placement Center at Buffalo’s Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired.   

May 4, 2009 Press Release

“This weekend Buffalo lost one of our Champions.  As Western New York’s quarterback and Congressman, Jack Kemp was a fighter for this community. His passion for sports and politics gave local residents something to believe in.  Kemp’s impact in this region and nation was significant and his legacy will live on both in the halls of Congress and the Hall of Fame.” 

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May 1, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Mayor Sam Teresi and Chautauqua County Legislator Chuck Cornell announced that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation, a member of the national NeighborWorks® network, has received $170,000 in capital grants from NeighborWorks® America, which will again support the agency’s affordable housing and community development activities in Jamestown’s Buy Northside! neighborhood, at a time when Chautauqua County communities need investment the most. This funding is in addition to the $490,000 Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant for CHRIC announced just two weeks ago.
May 1, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) President and CEO Dr. Donald Trump and WCA Hospital President and CEO Betsy Wright announced the launch of a joint radiation therapy program made available to residents in Chautauqua County and northern Pennsylvania with the help of a federal grant used to purchase new state-of-the-art conference equipment.
Apr 30, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted to pass H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights. The legislation will provide protections against arbitrary, abusive credit card lending practices that have trapped many American consumers in a costly cycle of debt.
Apr 29, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve S. Con Res 13, the Budget Resolution Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2010. The Conference Report is a document that resolves differences between budgetary legislation agreed to in the House of Representatives and the Senate and outlines economic plans for our nation’s future. 

Apr 29, 2009 Press Release

Late yesterday, Congressmembers Brian Higgins, Chris Lee, Steve Israel, Carolyn Maloney and Eric Massa introduced a bill (HR2133) in the House of Representatives that would require the New York Power Authority to direct into a special fund profits from the sale of unused energy that was allocated for Western New York industries for Western New York waterfront, cultural, park and economic develo

Apr 28, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and City of Dunkirk Mayor Richard Frey announced that the Dunkirk Harbor has been awarded $820,000 in Recovery Act funding.  This is in addition to the $376,000 in funding secured by Congressman Higgins through the House Energy and Water bill announced just last week. 

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