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Nov 3, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is reminding residents of Chautauqua and Erie Counties that today is the final day to register for federal disaster assistance through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from funds made available following the severe floods that hit the area in early August.
Oct 29, 2009 Press Release
“Today’s announcement on the compromise health insurance reform bill in the House of Representatives is decades in the making and will begin to provide all Americans access to affordable health care. Mounting health insurance costs are breaking businesses and bankrupting families. With local insurance companies announcing double digit increases next year and rates expected to cost families $24,000 annually in less than ten years, this change can’t come soon enough for hard working Western New Yorkers.
Oct 26, 2009 Press Release
On Monday, October 26, 2009, Mark P. Lazzara, CEO of WNY AmeriCorps, and special guest Congressman Brian Higgins, announced independent non-profit WNY AmeriCorps, one of the largest national service organizations in the nation, will be transforming the retail space of the former Shea’s Theater Building, 2188 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY, into the new headquarters of national service in Western New York.
Oct 22, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced special payments are now available to over 185,000 service members who have had their enlistments involuntarily extended since September 11, 2001. The provision provides service members with $500 for every month they were held under stop-loss orders. The measure was included in H.R.2346, the Supplemental Appropriation Act, approved by the House of Representatives on June 16, 2009 and signed by the President on June 24.
Oct 22, 2009 Press Release
"Today the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act became law, setting in motion a process that removes the politics and delays in veterans health care budgeting all too common over the last two decades. Our returning military men and women deserve better, reliable, comprehensive health services from the nation they work so selflessly to defend and this is an important part of several initiatives advanced by this Congress that delivers on that promise."
Oct 22, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted to approve HR 3585, the Solar Technology Roadmap Act, legislation which authorizes over $2 billion for new solar technology research and development through unique public-private partnerships.
Oct 22, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) invites local high school, college and graduate school students interested in learning first-hand how government works and in gaining valuable experience to apply for a spring internship with his offices.  Openings are available in the Jamestown, NY and Washington, DC offices.
 
Oct 21, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that his office is accepting applications for those interested in being nominated to one of the service academies for the 2010 academic year.  To apply, students must submit an application requesting the nomination by December 1, 2009.

Oct 19, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz announced the town has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal funding was provided through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Secure our Schools Program.
Oct 19, 2009 Press Release
“Jim and Jill Kelly have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the important role newborn screening can play in treating and preventing genetic disorders and Hunter’s legacy will live on through this program. While Jim Kelly is routinely remembered in Western New York for his passes on the football field, his leadership pushing for passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act is arguably his greatest victory - one that children and families will benefit from for generations to come. “

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