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Jun 9, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and a number of other members of the House Ways and Means Committee met with President Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House to discuss the future of health care in the United States.

Jun 9, 2009 Press Release
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced that they are introducing legislation to designate the United States Post Office in Orchard Park, NY as the "Jack F. Kemp Post Office Building” in honor of Jack F. Kemp, a former Buffalo Bills Quarterback, Vice Presidential candidate and Congressman from Western New York. Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, is located in Orchard Park.
Jun 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian M. Higgins, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and South Buffalo Development, LLC (SBD) today announced a public/private initiative to clean up and redevelop the former Buffalo Color site on the Buffalo River. They were joined by Dale Desnoyers and Abby Snyder from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC); local and state representatives; Honeywell; and business, community and environmental organizations.
Jun 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Eric Massa (NY-29) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted their request for an extension of the public comment period on the clean-up of the West Valley site which was set to expire today.
Jun 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Congressmen Eric Massa and Chris Lee sent a letter to the federal Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health calling for the Board to hold a meeting in Buffalo, NY to hear first-hand the concerns and frustrations of former Bethlehem Steel employees.
Jun 3, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the opportunity for local fire companies to apply for grants to assist with the construction or modification of fire stations.  The grants are available thanks to $210 million in federal Recovery Act funds approved by Congress for the Fire Station Construction (FSC) Grant Program. 

Jun 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo have been awarded $ 1,346,463 in grants made available through Recovery Act funding authorized for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

May 30, 2009 Press Release
A broad-based coalition of environmental, sports, labor and religious groups were joined by Representative Brian Higgins at a media event at the Erie Basin Marina with a flotilla of kayaks, canoes and fishing boats to highlight the need to protect Lake Erie from nuclear contamination. The federal and state governments are proposing to leave vast amounts of nuclear waste at the West Valley site for up to 30 years and probably longer. Scientists found in a state-funded independent study that, over time, leaking nuclear waste from the site, located 30 miles south of Buffalo, can pollute Lakes Erie and Ontario and harm public health and the economy in the U.S. and Canada.
May 28, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the winners of the annual Congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The competition, initiated in 1982, includes hundreds of thousands of high school students from across the nation. One piece from each congressional district will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building. The winning students are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in Washington, DC on June 24, 2009.
May 28, 2009 Press Release
Mayor Byron W. Brown, Congressman Brian Higgins & Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $17.6 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have been approved for the Buffalo Sewer Authority’s planning, design and construction of the Hamburg Drain Control Facility, which collects and processes input from twenty sewer regulators within the Hamburg drain system. The federal stimulus funds will be matched with $8.8 million from the Buffalo Sewer Authority.