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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. 

Jan 26, 2018 Press Release
Bronze Star and Additional Medals Earned by Late-WWII Veteran Accepted by Son, A Tonawanda Resident Who Served during the Vietnam War

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) Town of Tonawanda Deputy Supervisor John Bargnesi, Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang, Tonawanda Councilman Dan Crangle of and other local leaders paid tribute to Howard Michael Ehrhardt, a WWII veteran from Western New York, who helped to liberate Dachau (DAAK-HOW), Hitler’s first and longest run concen

Jan 23, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26), Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and former Congressman Jack Quinn applaud the contribution as an investment into the future of workers in the western New York

BUFFALO, NY– Building America, a wholly-owned affiliate of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT), today announced $9 million of New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) for Northland Central, which includes a cutting-edge facility that will annually train 300 local workers to fill quality jobs in the modernized manufacturing sector.  Another $5 million in NMTCs will come from the Nat

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

As the federal government, once again, stands at the precipice of a shutdown, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) calls for an end to the chaos and stresses that Americans deserve better.

Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Melius Chaired Federal Advisory Board that Led Decision Authorizing Relief for Bethlehem Steel Retirees Exposed to Radiation

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recognized the life and work of Dr. James Melius, a champion for worker rights, including those responding to Ground Zero following 9/11 and Western New York employees exposed to radiation during the Cold War.  Melius passed away on January 1, 2018. 

Jan 16, 2018 Press Release
Accomplished Panel of Local Veterans Reviews High School Students Seeking Academy Nominations

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) named nine local veterans to serve as members of his Service Academy Advisory Committee.  The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to an academy and make recommendations to the Congressman. 

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
Move Would Lead to Additional Costs for U.S. Consumers and Job Loss in the Print Industry

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced opposition to the January 9, 2018 preliminary decision by the U.S.

Jan 5, 2018 Press Release

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

Jan 3, 2018 Press Release

Along the old DL&W rail corridor, a ribbon of green runs from the Buffalo River across from Solar City to the DL&W Terminal in downtown Buffalo near Canalside. This land, which extends for a mile and a half through The Valley, The First Ward, and the Perry neighborhood, is owned by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA).