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Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

A $375,000 federal grant received by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI) will help increase healthy food choices and strengthen the local food network by expanding and enhancing programs at the West Side Bazaar.

Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

During a gathering of Western New York Military Order of the Purple Heart members, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) honored wounded veterans who served during the Vietnam War including a special presentation of a Bronze Star and other medals to Chapter 187 Chaplain Robert Segool. 

 

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Oct 14, 2018 Press Release
NYS Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Depew Trustee Hamernick, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Depew American Legion Post, & US Army Buffalo Recruiting Command, join Congressman to Honor WNY Soldier Who Lost His Life Following Injuries in WWI’s Deadliest Battle

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by New York State Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Depew Village Trustee Audrey Hamernick and local veterans, including Depew American Legion Post 1528 and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 187, to present the family of Private Walter Rydzewski with the Purple Heart and other medals earned 100 years ago, during World War I.

 

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Oct 12, 2018 Press Release

“After years of bad actions by Tonawanda Coke, the community can finally breathe easier. 

Oct 10, 2018 Press Release
Grant Funding Will Be Used to Enhance Erie County’s Efforts to Investigate Incidents of Domestic Violence, Protect Victims and Prosecute Offenders

In observance of domestic violence awareness month, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announce that Erie County has received $900,000 in federal funding to expand its Domestic Violence High-Risk Team.

 

Oct 9, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Service Academies to Provide Admission Details at Informational Meeting on October 15

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2018, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.

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Oct 9, 2018 Press Release
Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Erie County Probation Commissioner Brian McLaughlin, and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce over $3.4 million in new federal grant funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S.

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Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the announcement of a new trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico: 

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has announced passage in the House of Representative of a package of bills addressing the nation’s Opioid crisis. H.R. 6, The Support for Patients and Communities Act, was sent to the Senate with a vote of 393 in favor and 8 against. It is expected to pass in the Senate.

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of October. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.

Below is the outreach schedule for October:

Friday, October 5th

9:00am-11:00am

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