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Aug 25, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Western New York has been awarded federal grant in the amount of $607,957 from the U. S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
 

Aug 24, 2009 Press Release

“Every day our firefighters enter the most dangerous of situations and selflessly, with little fanfare or recognition, go to work doing what many would never consider.  Today two of our bravest, Lt.

Aug 23, 2009 Press Release
US Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Eric Massa (NY-29) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) sent a letter to President Obama today requesting swift approval of a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Western New York areas impacted by the severe floods that hit the area most significantly from August 8 - 10, 2009.
Aug 21, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company will receive $62,458 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).

Aug 20, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Lake View Volunteer Fire Association has been awarded $ 65,170 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

Aug 17, 2009 Press Release
People Inc.’s President and CEO James M. Boles, Congressman Brian Higgins, Assemblymember Mark J.F. Schroeder, County Legislator Tim Kennedy participated in a ribbon cutting and a tour of the newly renovated Indian Church Day Hab.
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Aug 16, 2009 Press Release
Today Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins were in Jamestown, NY to unveil the plaque designating the United States Post Office located at 300 East 3rd Street the “Stan Lundine Post Office Building.”
Aug 14, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined doctors, patients, nurses and staff at Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center to celebrate National Health Center Week 2009 (August 9-15, 2009).
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Aug 14, 2009 Press Release
Following severe summer storms that have wreaked havoc on the lives, homes, and businesses of residents throughout at least 10 New York counties, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Brian Higgins, Maurice Hinchey, Eric Massa, Scott Murphy, Paul Tonko and Chris Lee today wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the White House urging them to issue a disaster declaration. The counties include Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Genesee, Rensselaer and Sullivan. Federal aid is needed to help the affected communities recover from the devastating flooding.
Aug 13, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) sent a letter to President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) formally requesting “Individual Assistance” for Western New York residents impacted by the severe floods that hit the area August 8 – 10, 2009 as well as federal assistance for local municipalities available with a Presidential disaster declaration.

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