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Apr 11, 2018 Press Release
Departments Encouraged to Apply for Federal Grants Before April 27th Deadline

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the opportunity for local fire departments to apply for a federal fire grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. The SAFER initiative, administered by the U.S.

Apr 9, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Higgins Announces Plans to Honor WNY Judge at Ceremony in Washington, D.C. During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Erie County Family Court Judge Lisa Bloch Rodwin has been chosen by the U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus to receive the “Lois Haight Award of Excellence and Innovation.” Judge Bloch Rodwin will accept the national award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. 

Apr 5, 2018 Press Release
Veggie Van Model Led by Dr. Leone Expanding to Western New York

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a 5-year, $3.1 million federal grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for a project led by University at Buffalo Department of Community Health and Health Behavior Assistant Professor Dr. Lucia Leone to expand access to fresh food in underserved communities through mobile produce markets.   

Apr 2, 2018 Press Release
Program Offers Satellite Office Hours Across WNY

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

Mar 26, 2018 Press Release
Lanes in One or Both Directions to Close for Multiple Hours Each Day for the Next Two Years

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to take immediate proactive action to ease traveler inconvenience during rehabilitation of the Buffalo Skyway. 

Mar 26, 2018 Press Release
Free Event Includes Opportunity to Connect with Dozens of Local Organizations & Features Fun Activities for Children

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Niagara University’s IMPACT/ReNU Niagara announce the 4th Annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair.  This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Niagara Community Center, 530 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

Mar 24, 2018 Press Release
7 Projects Selected for a Total Investment of $2 Million

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) celebrated $2 million in investments in Buffalo & Erie County Greenway projects made possible through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) relicensing agreement with the New York Power Authority.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

The Floor of House of Representatives is where Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter stood up with passion and purpose to fight for the good of the community and country she loved, and it is there where, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) paid tribute to his Western New York Delegation colleague and friend. 

Mar 16, 2018 Press Release
Winning Piece Displayed in the United States Capitol

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is issuing a call for art to local high school students interested in participating in the annual Congressional Art Competition.