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Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
White House Infrastructure Plan Includes Public-Private Schemes that Failed Under Pence, Were Previously Rejected by Trump, and Will Hit Americans with New Taxes & Tolls

During a meeting of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) questioned Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney about the proposed White House budget, particularly the strategy behind an infrastructure plan that further burdens local communities and residents.

Feb 14, 2018 Press Release
Big Losers Include: Transportation, Education, Great Lakes, Neighborhoods & Seniors

Following release of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Budget Committee, is outlining how the proposal would impact the people of Western New York as well as the projects and priorities of importance to the region.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
Plan Shifts Cost Burden to Local Governments, Could Lead to A Massive Increase in Tolling

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Committees on Budget and Ways and Means, warned an infrastructure proposal released by the White House, is nothing more than a mirage. 

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release
Designation Would Encourage Investments in Distressed Areas

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is advocating for Western New York neighborhoods to be nominated as federal Opportunity Zones, under a new program that provides tax incentives to encourage investment in designated economically distressed areas. 

Feb 8, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the award of a $900,000 competitive federal grant for Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), Western New York’s principal fair housing organization.   HOME was awarded the grant through the U.S.

Feb 5, 2018 Press Release
Federal Award to Support Early Education Programs in Western New York

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $11,549,528 for Community Action Organization of Erie County.  The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Western New York. 

Feb 1, 2018 Press Release
New Landmark Replaces Bridges Built the Same Year as the Sheriff Was Born & Dedication Serves as Lasting Symbol of a Lifetime of Community Commitment

A tireless servant to his country and his community, longtime Erie County Sheriff Thomas F.

Feb 1, 2018 Press Release

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

The February Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release
Over 1,800 Bridges in New York & 54,000 Nationwide Are Classified Structurally Deficient

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) pointed to a new report released this week by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association as the latest reminder of the urgent need for a focus on a substantial federal commitment to infrastructure.

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

At 9pm tonight, January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump will provide his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.  Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) made the following remarks in advance of the speech.