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Sep 23, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced his support for legislation to protect senior citizens from an anticipated Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) freeze and an associated Medicare Part B premium increase.

Sep 21, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Big Tree Elementary School Principal Joanne Saniewski, Frontier Central School District Superintendent Ronald DeCarli, and Big Tree Elementary teachers, students and staff to recognize the school for being named a 2009 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Sep 21, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins, Mayor Byron Brown, leaders from Empire State Development, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and the New York State Department of Transportation announced efforts to seek federal transportation funds to support construction of a Buffalo Harbor Bridge which would connect downtown with the waterfront.
Sep 19, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) sent a letter asking the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to reject the proposal by New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) to increase rates for electricity and gas delivery by 18.6% and 17.4% respectively.

Sep 18, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is reminding consumers that last week Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sebelius and Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack launched a new food safety consumer web site,, which will host resources and all of the latest news about food safety and recalls.

Sep 17, 2009 Press Release
The office of Congressman Brian Higgins, and Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation, one of 240 organizations across the United States that make up a national NeighborWorks® network, announced that CHRIC has received $50,000 in grant funding from NeighborWorks® America, which will support the agency’s continuing neighborhood revitalization activity in Jamestown at a time when communities need investment most.
Sep 17, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted to approve HR 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, a historical piece of legislation aimed at expanding access to an affordable education and developing a more competitive American economy.
Sep 16, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted to approve HR 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act, a bipartisan bill from the Science and Technology Committee, which authorizes the establishment of an Energy Department vehicle technology research and development program.

Sep 15, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will host Academy Night 2009, 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.
Sep 14, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) applauded action that will impose tariffs on tires imported from China.