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Oct 2, 2017 Press Release
Hospitality House Will Serve Patients’ Families

Western New York Community leaders celebrated the opening of Grace Guest House, the first nonprofit guest house in South Buffalo to serve families with a loved one being cared for at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.    

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee and Vice Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Committee released the following statement in response to the tax reform framework:

Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, was among a bipartisan group of Ways and Means members invited to the White House for a meeting with the President to discuss tax reform. 

Rep. Higgins released the following statement following the meeting:

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release
Federal Grants Awarded to Launch NY and Westminster Economic Development Initiative

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal grants totaling $356,000 to support the growth of small businesses and jobs in Western New York.  The federal funding is allocated through the U.S.

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release
Federal “reform” would cost Erie County over $1.6 billion in deductions, an average of $12,866 per household, and raise average homeowners taxes by $815. More than $2 billion in deductions would be lost from WNY region; officials urge public to contact Congressional representatives to reject proposal.

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C.

Sep 20, 2017 Press Release
Joint Effort between the Massachusetts Avenue Project & Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to Increase Access to Healthy Food Options & Build Stronger Neighborhoods

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined leaders from the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to announce a federal grant totaling $389,088 for the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project. 

Sep 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and 18 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Chao and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Huerta expressing concern and disappointment with recommendations to modify and repeal pilot training rules.

Sep 15, 2017 Press Release
94-Year-Old Western New York Veteran Served During WWII

In honor of National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took time to recognize Frank Louis Garguiolo, believed to be one of just twenty former Prisoners of War living in Western New York. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established by Congress in 1998, is observed the third Friday in September, which in 2017 falls on September 15. 

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Brian Higgins (NY-26) John B. Larson (CT-01) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act (HR 3748).