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Jan 29, 2010 Press Release
Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that he has recommended to the City Council the expenditure of $440,000 in city capital bond funds for streetscape improvements in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) as part of the Ellicott Park Project.
Jan 28, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that President Obama has released $151 million for rail infrastructure improvements in New York State. The funding for the Empire Corridor was one of several allocations made toward the goal of a national vision to expand high speed rail in America.
Jan 28, 2010 Press Release
The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA), in concert with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), today kicked off a series of six informational open houses to update the public about the choices for a new signature, companion bridge spanning the Niagara River between Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada and the construction of a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security Plaza at the Peace Bridge.
Jan 27, 2010 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the City of Buffalo Fire Department will receive $789,600 in federal Homeland Security funding in the first round of 2009 grants authorized through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).
Jan 27, 2010 Press Release
“In the history of this nation we have seen eight recessions and seven recoveries and with each, Americans have found opportunity amongst the challenge. Some of our greatest success stories, companies like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, GE and Disney, were all born during some of this country’s most difficult times. Tonight we heard a President that is hopeful, and one who understands that resurgence will require a focus on meeting the demands necessary in today’s new world economy.
Jan 22, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee urging the quick implementation of much-needed aviation safety improvements contained in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill.
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Jan 21, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) provided the following resources that allow local residents to stay connected to his efforts locally and in Washington, DC. In addition, the Congressman provided other useful links for federal and local information.
Jan 20, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human services (HHS) has authorized the release of $490 million in emergency home heating assistance nationwide. On January 8, 2010 Congressman Higgins and other members of Congress requested the emergency aid in a letter to President Obama. New York will receive $45,005,140 through this emergency allocation.
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Jan 20, 2010 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved the bipartisan legislation H.R. 4462 which would permit individuals making a charitable contribution to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim these contributions on their 2009 tax return.
Jan 19, 2010 Press Release

“Today’s meeting involved a good discussion about the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan and the university’s role in the economic development of our community.

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