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Sep 21, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will host Academy Night 2010, an opportunity for high school students, their families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about Military Academy institutions, programs and the application process. 

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Sep 21, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his House of Representatives colleagues in passing H.R. 4785, the Rural Energy Savings Act. The Rural Star and Loan Star programs included in this legislation will provide up to 1.6 million homeowners with small loans to make renovations that will improve their energy efficiency and lower their utility bills.

Sep 17, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the Chautauqua County Health Network and Health Care for All New York for an informational session and discussion on health care reform.

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Sep 15, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced a new addition to the growing great news for the Dunkirk Airport.  Today the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Dunkirk Airport in Chautauqua County $302,005 in new federal funding.

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Sep 14, 2010 Press Release
Standing along the Erie Canal Commercial Slip, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) outlined his plan for next steps in Buffalo’s waterfront development. The Congressman formally submitted the plan to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) after receiving Bass Pro’s July 29, 2010 letter “withdrawing from further consideration of this (Canal Side) development” and has been working on implementing components of his plan over the last several weeks.
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Aug 31, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) hailed Governor Paterson’s decision to sign legislation that will ensure more profits from the Niagara Power Project stay here in Western New York. The State legislation A8712 is similar to Higgins’ federal bill HR 2133 (introduced April 23, 2009), both of which require Replacement and Expansion Power profits generated by this community be reinvested into this region.
Aug 27, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced Chautauqua County will receive $200,000 in Weatherization Assistance Program funding through the U.S. Department of Energy.  The federal funds were awarded to Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.(COI), allowing the organization to build on their existing weatherization work. 

Aug 26, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open. SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards. This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program.
Aug 25, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Chautauqua County hospital leaders and members of the Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN) to announce a new $300,000 federal grant for the area. The funds, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Rural Health Policy, Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement program will support a new initiative by CCHN.

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Aug 24, 2010 Press Release

Today, the Department of Education announced that New York State is among the 10 winners receiving a Race to the Top grant totaling nearly $700 million in federal education funding to the state, made available through funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.   Of the second round winners, New York scored second only to Massachusetts.

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