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Mar 16, 2018 Press Release

It is with great sadness we learn of the passing of my friend, and a great friend to Western New York, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.  Her commitment to public service was extraordinary, serving 47 years in elected office, including 32 years in Congress.  She was a strong and respected leader in the House of Representatives and a passionate advocate for the community she represented and loved.

Mar 15, 2018 Press Release
In Meeting with Higgins, New Irish Prime Minister Recalls Internship With Former WNY Congressman Quinn

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and other members of the Congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus met with Irish Taoiseach (Head of Government) Leo Varadkar in Washington, D.C.  The binational briefing included updates on the current status of U.S.-Ireland relations, the implications of Brexit on Ireland, immigration, and the effort to restore the power-sharing institutions in Belfast.  During

Mar 8, 2018 Press Release
With FAA Authorization Set to Expire on March 31, Higgins Rejects Attempts to Change Improvements Made Following the Crash of Flight 3407

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing back on a position paper recently released by the Flight Safety Foundation which suggests reducing the flight time requirements for new airline pilots. 

Mar 8, 2018 Press Release
Congressman is Advocating for WNY Neighborhoods to be Nominated

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed the announcement that Empire State Development intends to participate in the Opportunity Zone Program.  Last month, in a letter

Mar 1, 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 March.  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 March Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Feb 28, 2018 Press Release
Poloncarz, Higgins, Szymanski note ongoing revitalization of City. 3 new homes built through federal grant administered by Erie County Home Investment Partnership (HOME)

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C.

Feb 28, 2018 Press Release
Initiative Honors City Residents Who Have Made a Commitment to Service

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Niagara University’s IMPACT/ReNU Niagara program announce the start of the nomination period for the Second Annual Volunteer Hall of Fame awards.  Members of the community are invited to recommend individuals who have made a significant impact in the lives of others through a longstanding commitment to community serv

Feb 26, 2018 Press Release
New Technology Allows for Equipment, Not Staff to Shift from Buffalo to Fort Erie Plan Cuts Wait Times, Enhances Security, Cuts Air Pollution

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) are jointly pursuing new technologies, which will allow for the long-stalled redevelopment of the U.S.

Feb 23, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program.

Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
White House Infrastructure Plan Includes Public-Private Schemes that Failed Under Pence, Were Previously Rejected by Trump, and Will Hit Americans with New Taxes & Tolls

During a meeting of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) questioned Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney about the proposed White House budget, particularly the strategy behind an infrastructure plan that further burdens local communities and residents.