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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. “
Oct 16, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) introduced the Green Energy Investment Zone Act (H.R. 3834) a bill that would enhance renewable energy tax credits for economically distressed cities.

Oct 14, 2009 Press Release
“I applaud President Obama’s statement today announcing his support for a $250 payment to seniors to offset the 2010 Social Security COLA freeze. This news will give seniors in Western New York and across this nation peace of mind in knowing that there will be a little extra money available to cover the basics – including housing, food and medical expenses. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee to take swift action on this matter to ensure seniors receive the relief they need and deserve in the upcoming year.”
Oct 14, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today called passage of H.R. 3371, the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009, a strong first step forward to improve the safety of air travel in the United States. This bipartisan legislation includes a number of long overdue reforms that address aviation safety and passenger confidence in the wake of the Continental Connection Flight 3407 tragedy that claimed the lives of 50 people on February 12, 2009. Among the key provisions of the bill are measures to combat pilot fatigue, increase commercial pilot licensing requirements, improve training practices and establish an electronic pilot records database.
Oct 13, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and representatives from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) announced 91 new, clean, energy efficient buses will hit the streets of Western New York over the next 15 months thanks to $39,711,371 in federal funding.
Oct 12, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Village of Brocton Mayor J. Dale Abram stood at the Brocton Bridge to announce the completion of improvements to the structure.
Oct 12, 2009 Press Release
With the backdrop of a foreclosed house acquired by CHRIC in Jamestown’s PRIDE neighborhood, Congressman Brian Higgins announced today that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation is receiving $26,640 to support the agency’s foreclosure prevention counseling efforts. The grant will enable CHRIC to continue providing foreclosure counseling countywide for homeowners in danger of foreclosure.
Oct 10, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and Gary Hill, the President of Union Concrete and Construction announced traffic pattern changes to Route 5 and Fuhrmann Boulevard which will allow for the final year of construction along the new Outer Harbor Parkway.

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