Project Led by the Vision Research Center at the Buffalo VA Medical Center
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced VA Western New York Healthcare System (Buffalo VA Medical Center) has received a $684,254 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pursue research on blast-induced eye damage in active military personnel and veterans.
Congressman Outlines WNY Priorities Included in Package
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House passed the first three “Minibus” packages of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, which begins in October of this year. Between them, the three bills would fund most of the federal government.
Congressman Calls Out Policy Decisions Denying Fundamental Rights to Refugees & the Failure to Address Comprehensive Immigration Reform
In remarks during a House Budget Committee hearing titled “Building A More Dynamic Economy: The Benefits of Immigration,” Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said, “I think one of the things that we’ve lost in this country is our national story; because it’s an exodus story. For more t
Congressman Higgins Supported the Legislation Extending Benefits to Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 has been signed by the President and is now law. The bill (H.R.
Grants will Support Runway/Taxiway Improvements
Measures Also Strengthen Northern Border Staffing
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 3401) addressing the humanitarian emergency at the southern border. The legislation provides funding to address inadequate food, water, medical supplies and refugee support services for children and adults.
Legislation Aims to Support Veterans Pursuing STEM Education & Increase Job Opportunities for Vets
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved two pieces of legislation supporting veterans; one aimed at encouraging veteran hiring and another assisting veterans pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
“Today, one of Western New York’s own, David Bellavia, will be presented with the prestigious Medal of Honor for his remarkable service in the United States Army during the war in Iraq. His is an extraordinary story.
"Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. The multiple instances of obstruction laid out in the Mueller report necessitate that the House launch an impeachment inquiry.”
Approximately 50 Vietnam Veterans Honored, Many Serve as Docents at Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
During a ceremony hosted by the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on Flag Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Naval Park President Paul Marzello, Sr. and Board Chair Terry McGuire in paying tribute to more than 50 Western New York veterans who served during the Vietnam era.