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May 15, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) made public the findings of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation he requested which examined the unjustifiably high gas prices in Western New York last fall.
May 14, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced this morning that they will push for a congressional investigation of all commercial airline pilot training and certification programs in the wake of new revelations surrounding the events that led up to the Continental Connection Flight 3407 tragedy.

May 12, 2009 Press Release

Today, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will introduce the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, a bill to require health insurance coverage for intravenous/injectable and orally-administered cancer pills at the same rate.

May 9, 2009 Press Release
In a letter to the Active Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is asking the national agency to reopen the related docket since layoffs at Buffalo’s Frontier Yard are in violation of the agreement which allowed CSX and Norfolk Southern to acquire Conrail’s assets.
May 6, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the $250 economic recovery payments for Social Security recipients, which were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will begin to go out on May 7 – with the goal of all these payments being sent out by the end of May. New York will receive $845.6 million, with $34.89 million going to residents directly in Congressman Higgins’ district, the highest in the state.
May 5, 2009 Press Release
“Earlier today, Senator Chuck Schumer announced his recommendation of William Hochul for United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. I applaud Senator Schumer for his recommendation.
May 5, 2009 Press Release

“During the 1990s, I got to know Ray Dusza very well from our work together for Erie County. For many years, I not only witnessed Ray’s incredible compassion and care for his fellow Western New Yorkers, but I also learned a great deal from him.

May 5, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs (VA) calling for the establishment of the nation’s first Regional Job Training and Placement Center at Buffalo’s Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired.   

May 4, 2009 Press Release

“This weekend Buffalo lost one of our Champions.  As Western New York’s quarterback and Congressman, Jack Kemp was a fighter for this community. His passion for sports and politics gave local residents something to believe in.  Kemp’s impact in this region and nation was significant and his legacy will live on both in the halls of Congress and the Hall of Fame.” 

May 1, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Mayor Sam Teresi and Chautauqua County Legislator Chuck Cornell announced that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation, a member of the national NeighborWorks® network, has received $170,000 in capital grants from NeighborWorks® America, which will again support the agency’s affordable housing and community development activities in Jamestown’s Buy Northside! neighborhood, at a time when Chautauqua County communities need investment the most. This funding is in addition to the $490,000 Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant for CHRIC announced just two weeks ago.