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Aug 29, 2019 Press Release

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Paraprofessionals Program has awarded D’Youville a three-year, $680,000 grant to develop a Substance Use Disorder Support Specialist Certificate Program for new and existing behavioral health paraprofessionals and establish partnerships with community behavioral health organizations to provide expe

Aug 23, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan bill improves Medicare categorization of individually configured medical equipment

Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5) recognized National Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) Awareness Week this week and continued to push for passage of their bill, H.R. 2408, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2019.


Aug 22, 2019 Press Release
Vehicle for Tourism Delivering People to a Niagara Falls on the Move

First launched in May of 2016 as a 2-year pilot project led by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Discover Niagara Shuttle will soon be a permanent fixture along the 14 mile “Falls to Fort” route during the busy tourism season.   The 2019 season will also be extended through October 15

Aug 15, 2019 Press Release
Members Also Call to Raise Federal Funding for the Erie Canalway by an Additional $2 Million

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S.

Aug 14, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Higgins is Working to Protect Services & Ensure Social Security Solvency

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced introduction of the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R.

Aug 13, 2019 Press Release
Following Years of Focus in Downtown Buffalo, New Investment is Reaching Into Local Neighborhoods

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Aug 9, 2019 Press Release
Federal Funding Awarded to Jericho Road, Northwest Buffalo Community Health Center & Community Health Center of Buffalo During National Health Center Week

Congressman Brian Higgins is pleased to announce over $500,000 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York.  Three grants provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for $167,000 each, are being awarded to Jericho Road, the Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center and the Community Health Center of Buffalo.  

Aug 7, 2019 Press Release
In Recognition of National Purple Heart Day, Higgins Hopes to Solve Purple Heart Mystery & Return Original Military Purple Heart Certificate to the Family of WNY WWII Prisoner of War Who Was Killed in Action

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is looking for the community’s help in identifying the family of the late Corporal Henry Mazurkiewicz, who served in the United States Army during World War II.

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release
Grants Support Northern Border Security Measures

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie and Niagara Counties have each been awarded $325,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

Aug 5, 2019 Press Release
Satellite Office Hours Scheduled in Buffalo & Niagara Falls

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

Tuesday, August 6th

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Martha Mitchell Community Center

National Night Out Event