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Jan 29, 2021 Press Release
Northern Border Caucus Co-Chairs Make Recommendations As Biden Administration Examines Next Steps

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21-R), who serve as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter making several recommendations to the Biden Administration supporting opportunities to improve the existing situation at the United States - Canada border. 

Jan 27, 2021 Press Release
Leaders Press for Changes to Hazardous Parking Lot Configuration Which Has Contributed to Dozens of Accidents

Fed up with repeated excuses and delays, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) are calling on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to fix the dangerous traffic situation in the vicinity of the Williamsville Post Office branch once and for all.

Jan 26, 2021 Press Release
FP&S Grant Applications Due February 26

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant application period is now open with a deadline of February 26, 2021 at 5:00pm EST.

Jan 26, 2021 Press Release
Funding Readiness Workshop Scheduled for February 2

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite local small businesses to a free virtual workshop to help prepare for future funding opportunities by identifying and reviewing required documents and financial information for funding applications.

Jan 25, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) applauded President Biden’s executive order revoking President Trump’s actions banning transgender troops from serving in the United States Military.  Higgins released the following statement:

Jan 25, 2021 Press Release
Federal Funding Awarded to Community Health Center & Jericho Road to Help Monitor At-Risk Patients with Hypertension & Reduce COVID Risk Factors

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $306,420 in federal funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded to Community Health Center of Buffalo and Jericho Road Community Health Center to help reduce hypertension among high-risk populations.

Jan 22, 2021 Press Release
Structure protects Wilson Centennial Park, Waterfront Village, Erie Basin Marina

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced plans for major improvements to the North Breakwater in the Buffalo Harbor thanks to $13.5 million in federal funding. The resources were included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District’s funding allocation work plan released this week.

Jan 22, 2021 Press Release
Following Fractured Relationship & Ten Months of COVID Related Restrictions at the Border, New Administration Prioritizes US-Canada Relations

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26, Buffalo/Niagara Falls), who serves as Co-chair of Congressional Northern Border Caucus, says President Joe Biden’s week one actions demonstrate a new beginning for the US-Canada relationship.

Jan 20, 2021 Press Release

“In a history-making moment, today Joe Biden and Kamala Harris begin their tenure as President and Vice President of the United States. With this transition, we are filled with new optimism for healing and unity. This passage represents an opportunity to quell divisive rhetoric in exchange for respectful dialogue and meaningful consensus building to serve the needs of all Americans.

Jan 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding totaling over $34,373 for several Western New York fire departments toward the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep firefighters and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.