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Mar 19, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC), a member of the national NeighborWorks® network, has received $103,700 in flexible federal dollars from NeighborWorks America, which will support affordable housing and community development activities in Chautauqua County.

Mar 15, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, "An Artistic Discovery."  This year Congressman Higgins is asking local high school artists to submit work that focuses on themes associated with the 2010 Census or Western New York.

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Mar 4, 2010 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 4247, the Keeping All Students Safe Act, an historic piece of legislation which provides federal oversight and accountability to protect students.

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Mar 4, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, bipartisan legislation aimed to create and save hundreds of thousands of jobs this year.

Mar 4, 2010 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 4247, the Keeping All Students Safe Act, an historic piece of legislation which provides federal oversight and accountability to protect students.

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Mar 3, 2010 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving a resolution designating March 2010 as Census Awareness Month and encouraging individuals across the United States to participate in the 2010 Census to ensure an accurate and complete count.

Mar 2, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and leaders from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced support for a Peace Bridge plaza using an existing construction option that would preserve Frederick Law Olmsted’s "Gateway" vision for Front Park.
Feb 25, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul are opposing a plan proposed by the U.S. Department of State to increase Passport fees. The Department has filed a notice, in the Federal Register, of intent to raise a number of fees, a move that would increase the cost of a passport book from $100 to $135 for adults.
Feb 24, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, legislation aimed at restoring competition and transparency to the health insurance market.

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Feb 23, 2010 Press Release

Over the weekend, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with 15 other federal agencies, unveiled an ambitious and unprecedented plan to make restoration of the Great Lakes a national priority through the five year, $2.2 billion Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan.

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