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Jul 2, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that D’Youville College in the City of Buffalo will receive a federal grant totaling $112,417.  The award was funded through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center has been awarded $559,995 in a federal grant.  The funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and authorized for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address health care facility and equipment needs.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release

Today marked the re-opening of the Houghton Park Shelter House.  The Shelter House, which serves as locker rooms and bathrooms for the Houghton Pool, has been closed since 2007 because of a fire, which caused extensive damage to the interior of the building.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is reminding students that new benefits commence today for student loans which make college more affordable. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the federal interest rate dropped from 6% to 5.6%—the second of four annual cuts in this interest rate. By July 1, 2011, all undergraduate students awarded a federal loan will receive a fixed interest rate of 3.4%.
Jun 30, 2009 Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., will build a new data center in Lockport, Niagara County. Through an agreement with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Yahoo! plans to invest tens of millions dollars in the construction and computer equipment fit-out of its new East Coast Regional data center.

Jun 30, 2009 Press Release
Today Empire State Development’s Dennis Mullen, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27th), Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown, Erie County Executive Chris Collins and other elected officials, in conjunction with the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Empire State Development (ESD), held a ceremony celebrating the upcoming completion of asbestos remediation and demolition work at the former Memorial Auditorium (Aud) site. In addition, the attendees formally opened the Aud’s 1939 time capsule and presented prizes to the winners of the Aud demolition photograph contest.
Jun 29, 2009 Press Release

In a dual presentation demonstrating Ford Motor Co.’s importance and commitment to Western New York’s economy, the Stamping Plant here today unfurled a new banner on its building, highlighting the plant’s role in making the Edge and Flex, and the region’s Ford Dealers continued a 13-year tradition of donating vans to charity.

Jun 26, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted to approve H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, a bill that will decrease our dependence on foreign oil and create jobs in the clean energy sector through essential changes in our energy policy.
Jun 25, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 2892, Homeland Security Appropriations for FY2010, a fiscally responsible bill that focuses on border, aviation, rail, transit, port and first responder security improvements.

Jun 24, 2009 Press Release
“What I want to talk about is America...if we’re going to do a not-for-profit plan, it should be designed to do one thing: it should be a countervailing force for a system that everybody agrees is unaffordable, unsustainable and unacceptable.”