On Compensation from Sudan for the Murder of Buffalo Native John Granville
Today the U.S. State Department confirmed the U.S. received $335 million from Sudan to compensate for U.S. embassy bombings, the attack on the U.S.S. Cole and for the murder of Buffalo-native John Granville.
Biden Proposal Includes Higgins’ Neighborhood Homes Investment Act Robust Infrastructure Investments Will Put People to Work & Build Back the U.S. Economy
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed the Biden Administration roll out of the American Jobs Plan.
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Chris Jacobs (NY-27) are announcing $650,000 in grant funding to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) to be used for runway updates at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Application Deadline Now May 31, 2021
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act (H.R. 1779) has been signed into law extending the application deadline to May 31, 2021.
American Rescue Plan Funding Heading to Community Health Centers for COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing & Treatment
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding totaling $10,819,250 for Neighborhood Health Center, Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB), and Jericho Road Community Health Center. The funding, included in the American Rescue Plan, will help health centers expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced President Biden signed into law H.R. 1276, the VA VACCINE Act of 2021, which expands the number of veterans eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include all veterans, not just those currently enrolled in the VA health care system.
“As co-chairs of the Canadian and U.S. sections of the IPG, we applaud our governments for renewing their commitment to strengthening the partnership between our two countries. While our proximity to one another necessitates a close relationship, it is our shared democratic values that forever binds us together.
Congressman Eager to Strengthen the Future of the Postal Service But Calls Components of the Plan Alarming
Today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy released a 10-year strategic plan for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who has fought to protect jobs and postal services in Western New York, raised concerns about components of the proposal.
$30 Million Project Will Include Two Mixed-Use Buildings with Historic Streets and Evocation of the Prime Slip
Renderings Available Here
Erie Canal Harbor Development & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Team Up on Improvements to Wilkeson Pointe Inlet
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed action by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) to move forward a project designed improve the slip adjacent to Wilkeson Pointe along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.