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Apr 28, 2010 Press Release

“Today, as we recognize Workers Memorial Day, we remember the thousands of hardworking men and women who lose their lives on the job each year and the millions more who suffer injury or illness during their dedicated workplace service.  

Apr 28, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.  All applications are submitted to DHS and go through a non-partisan, merit based review ranked by factors established by a panel of fire service professionals.  

Apr 22, 2010 Press Release
"Earlier this month, we expressed our outrage at New York State’s unnecessary suspension of construction contracts resulting in job losses and delays for major projects such as the Outer Harbor Parkway. Just today, during a Buffalo radio interview, the Governor gave due credit to the notion that particular federally funded projects ought to receive the assigned monies which Western New York rightly deserves. I welcome this development and encourage the state to release these funds as soon as possible.”
Apr 21, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving S.1963, the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.

Apr 21, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) reminds Western New Yorkers that this Thursday, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to celebrate progress in green initiatives and to encourage more clean energy innovations that will spur the next “Green Age” economy.

Apr 20, 2010 Press Release
Fredonia -- SUNY Fredonia’s Center for Regional Advancement (CRA) will host a conference discussing neighborhood revitalization in Western New York on Thursday , June 3rd at the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia. The conference entitled -- Successful Strategies for Building Healthy Neighborhoods: Bolstering Neighborhood Confidence in Weak Markets -- will feature Charles Buki of czb, a neighborhood planning firm based in Alexandria VA and Congressman Brian Higgins, Co-Chair of the Congressional Older Cities Task Force.
Apr 19, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) fired off a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today challenging the agency’s proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map for portions of the City of Buffalo.

Apr 15, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the news that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will utilize funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the hiring of new employees that will assist its Buffalo VA division with processing claims.

Apr 15, 2010 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving the Truth In Caller ID Act ( H.R. 1258). The legislation makes it illegal to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud or deceive individuals.
Apr 14, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) marked National Library Week (April 11-17) by reminding residents of the resources available through local and national libraries.

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