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Apr 9, 2009 Press Release
Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder and Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy to announce an infrastructure improvement program for the city’s Hickory Woods neighborhood. The effort, funded by a $500,000 grant through the New York State Community Enhancement Facilities Assistance Program and a $125,000 match from the City of Buffalo, involves the repair and replacement of neighborhood sidewalks and curbs.
Apr 7, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Conewango Watershed retention structure is set to benefit from $2.4 million in federal Recovery Act funding through the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Watershed Rehabilitation Program.
Apr 7, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced $3.5 million in new federal funding for the airport authorized through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (FAA AIP).
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted in favor of a 2010 federal budget that serves as a long term economic plan that will get our economy working again and put us on a path towards renewed prosperity.
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced an award of 17 classic books on the theme of “Picturing America” to 10 libraries in Erie and Chautauqua Counties, made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities’(NEH) We the People Bookshelf program.
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that New York State will release $17.6 million in federal Recovery Act funds for a Buffalo Sewer Authority, Erie County project that will provide sewer overflow abatement work. The funding will be used to support planning, design and construction of the Hamburg Drain Control Facility, which collects and processes input from twenty sewer regulators within the Hamburg drain system. This project is also an essential component of Buffalo’s Inner Harbor redevelopment.
Apr 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) applauded the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, which becomes effective today, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and will provide over 110 million middle class working families with additional take home pay totaling up to $400 per person and $800 for married taxpayers annually in 2009 and 2010. 

Mar 30, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the House in passing three measures to support our nation’s veterans by aiding their transition to civilian life, expanding their healthcare benefits, and increasing their disability compensation. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our men and women in uniform, and when they return home it is our responsibility to see that they are supported,” Higgins said. “The legislation passed today will help to ensure that these American heroes have the resources they need to succeed in civilian life.”
Mar 27, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) sent a letter to Secretary Napolitano asking for a clear message from DHS on shared border management.
Mar 26, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that local governments in Western New York will receive over $6.8 million in federal green energy funds to cut local governments’ utility costs and protect local property tax payers. The funding comes from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, funded by President Obama’s recently-passed stimulus legislation.

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