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Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined the Western New York community in mourning the loss of City of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner with a special tribute to the fallen officer and soldier on the Floor of the House of Representatives. 

Oct 24, 2017 Press Release
Bill Expands Medicare to Serve as a Public Option for All Ages

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Jared Polis (CO-2) announce introduction of the House companion to the Senate Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017.  The Medicare-X Choice Act

Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
Program Creating Jobs, Fueling Economic Renaissance & Breathing New Life into the Region’s Historic Buildings is at Risk of Elimination | In the Last 5 Years, Historic Tax Credits Were Used to Rehab Nearly 70 Landmarks in the Buffalo-Niagara Region Representing Investments Totaling Over $468 Million

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), economic development leaders, preservationists and others advancing adaptive reuse of Western New York’s historic properties, came together to stress the critical importance of maintaining federal Historic Tax Credits (HTC).  Higgins serves as Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, which oversees tax policy and will debate tax reform in

Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
$22 Million Project is Largest, Current Public Infrastructure Investment in Buffalo

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) marked the opening of the new Bailey Avenue Bridges, crossing Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River.  The $22 million infrastructure project, which includes over $15 million in federal funding, is the largest public works project currently underway in the City of Buffalo.

Oct 20, 2017 Press Release
Project Would Extend NFTA Metro Rail, Rehab Historic Delaware Lackawanna & Western Terminal (DL&W) on Buffalo’s Waterfront | Application Submitted by the NFTA This Week

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) are supporting the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s (NFTA) application for a $16.3 million federal grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program to complete the DL&W Station project.    

Oct 19, 2017 Press Release
Runway Restoration Project Upgrades Existing Infrastructure and Improves Safety | Strategic Investments in Airport Foster Economic Growth and Promote Regional Tourism

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced work is complete on a $15 million project to rehabilitate the entire length of the crosswind runway at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The pavement project also includes new runway edge lights and guidance signs.

Oct 18, 2017 Press Release
Award-Winning State Park Provides New Recreational Opportunity and Unprecedented Access to Lake Erie Waterfront

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the transformation of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park, the City of Buffalo's first state park, is now complete. New York State purchased the once neglected property in 2013 and immediately invested $15 million across 3 phases to remediate the brownfield and transform all 190 acres into a vibrant state park.

Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
Federal, state and local partnership on restoration spurs economic renaissance and recreational opportunities along the Ohio Street Corridor.

Buffalo, New York – Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Congressman Brian Higgins and state and federal partners provided an up close look today on the quickly progressing habitat restoration at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Ohio Street Boat Launch.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release
Leaders Discuss Trade & Continued Binational Collaboration

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee for a bipartisan meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss binational collaboration as conversations continue related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Oct 10, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Buffalo Passport Agency Director James Theis announced the details of Passport Day 2017, an event that provides a convenient way for residents to renew a passport or apply for a passport for the first time.

The Buffalo Passport Agency will host a special Passport Day on Saturday, October 14, 2017: