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Aug 7, 2018 Press Release

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.

Below is the outreach schedule for August:


Monday, August 6

10:00am – 1:00pm

Aug 7, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department's reduction of Candian Newsprint tariffs: 


Aug 1, 2018 Press Release
Celebrating the Renovation of Inpatient Unit 9D

Buffalo, NY —VA Western New York Healthcare System is celebrating the renovation of inpatient unit 9D on Wednesday, August 1 at 10am at 3495 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovation project completely updated 10,932 square feet for inpatient care totaling $3.9 million. The twenty bed unit features sixteen private rooms and two double rooms.

Jul 31, 2018 Press Release
Cheektowaga Resident Accepts Six Military Service Medals Earned by her Brother, Private First Class Richard Harla, 67 Years Ago

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented the sister of United States Army Private First Class (PFC) Richard Harla with the Purple Heart and five additional military service medals earned while serving in the Korean War.  PFC Harla was killed in action in 1951. 

Jul 23, 2018 Press Release
2018 Class Includes: Marge Gillies, Bill Bradberry, Matthew and Yvonne Davis, and Josi Fera

On Monday, July 23, 2018, several local residents who have demonstrated an extraordinary lifetime commitment to service were inducted into the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame.  Volunteer Hall of Fame candidates were nominated by the public and selected by a committee of past Hall of Fame inductees.  2018 honorees include: Marge Gillies, Bill Bradberry, Matthew and Yvonne Davis, and Josi Fe

Jul 20, 2018 Press Release

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) today joined City of Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski and elected officials at the site of the former Lincoln School in Lackawanna to observe the final stages of the nearly 100-year- old building’s demolition to make way for new development in the City’s first ward.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for the DL&W Terminal in Buffalo to receive federal funding in the next round of awards granted through the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Jul 17, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) during a hearing about their investigation on tariffs on the import of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper, used in local newspaper printing nationwide.


Jul 12, 2018 Press Release
Sign bearing new name will serve as recognition for William’s decades of dedication and service to the youth of South Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – On Wednesday, July 11th, South District Councilmember Christopher P. Scanlon and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy hosted a sign unveiling to mark the renaming of the recently renovated shelter house in Cazenovia Park after the late Robert “Bob” Williams.