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Jul 13, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Cheektowaga Central School District has been awarded a $98,745 grant from the US Department of Education through the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Program. 

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Jul 13, 2009 Press Release
Mayor Byron W. Brown today unveiled commemorative street trailblazing signs that are now posted on Kingston Place in South Buffalo, which was the childhood street of late New York State Assemblyman Richard J. “Dick” Keane. Mr. Keane passed away on October 21, 2008.
Jul 12, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins and Mayor Byron W. Brown today celebrated the restoration of the 700 Block of Main Street to two-way traffic, opening a critical section of Downtown Buffalo to the booming Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to the north and the planned restoration of car traffic to Main Street south of West Tupper Street. The $2.2 million project began in August 2008.
Jul 10, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3082, Military Construction -Veterans Affairs Appropriations for FY 2010, a bill providing $133.7 billion for veterans programs and military construction, including advanced funding for veterans health programs.
Jul 10, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve the 2010 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration Appropriations bill. 

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Jul 10, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz announced that Cheektowaga will receive $1,045,720 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  This award is in addition to the $273,744 CDBG funding the Town received earlier this year through the federal Recovery Act. 

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Jul 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced today that the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s official watchdog, has accepted their request to conduct a comprehensive review of all commercial airline pilot training and certification programs.
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Jul 7, 2009 Press Release

“Today it was announced that Cobham, the parent company of Carleton Technologies in Orchard Park, has been awarded a significant contract with the United States Army.  Under the agreement of the company will receive up to $110 million over the next 5 years, for work completed right here in Western New York, to supply the military with their Microclimate Cooling Systems. 

Jul 3, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Chautauqua County has been awarded $1.335 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce for an infrastructure project that will aid economic development in the Dunkirk area.

Jul 2, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that D’Youville College in the City of Buffalo will receive a federal grant totaling $112,417.  The award was funded through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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