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Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) believes the Buffalo-Niagara region is an ideal choice for Amazon’s new headquarters and is emphasizing Western New York’s strengths in a letter to the company’s CEO. 

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Higgins Says Action is Necessary to Protect Consumers

In the toughest action to date, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is calling for Wells Fargo to be excluded from participation in the federal mortgage guarantee program following a disturbing, recurring pattern of consumer fraud.  Higgins made the request in a

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
Higgins Makes Safety A Priority As Department of Energy Proceeds With Transport of Highly Enriched Liquid Nuclear Waste Underway

Congressman Brian Higgins, who has frequently objected to the U.S. Department of Energy’s transport of liquid nuclear waste between Canada and the United States without a thorough environmental review, won approval for legislation that will help support efforts to prepare and protect communities impacted.  

Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of September.  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 September Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unjustified, heartless and counterproductive to American ideals as well as efforts to grow the American economy. 

Sep 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Higgins Recognizes the Courage of Seven Allaire Brothers Who Served in the Military - Six fought in WWII, one fought in the Korean War, and One Brother Never Made it Home

On the 78th anniversary of the beginning of WWII and the eve of the 72nd anniversary of the end of the war, Congressman Brian Higgins, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger and United States Navy Lieutenant Commander J.T. Redford presented the Allaire family with the medals Joseph E. Allaire earned while fighting for our country aboard the USS Missouri during World War II.

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Aug 28, 2017 Press Release
Action Would Alleviate Congestion, Improve Air Quality in Local Towns and Neighborhoods

Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Senator Chris Jacobs, Assemblymember Ray Walter and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa are calling on the New York State Thruway Authority to dedicate available funding to transition the toll plazas in Williamsville and Lackawanna to electronic tolling. 

Aug 24, 2017 Press Release
Niagara Falls Woman Served 73 Years Ago During WWII

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, local representatives and members of the United States Army Buffalo Recruiting Station for a special presentation to 100 year-old World War II veteran and Niagara Falls resident Patricia Knibbs. 

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Aug 23, 2017 Press Release
New State of the art facility will increase safety at the growing airport

BUFFALO, N.Y., August 23, 2017- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the official opening of its new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. NFTA officials will be joined by Congressman Brian Higgins and New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to mark the occasion with the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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Aug 22, 2017 Press Release
51 Years After President Lyndon Johnson Visited Buffalo on his “Save Lake Erie Tour” Western New Yorkers Stress Importance of Federal Protections & Investments in Clean Air & Water

Citizens Campaign for the Environment led a “Save the EPA” rally with Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and several Western New York environmental organizations emphasizing the importance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) role in protecting the health and safety of communities.

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