Today the U.S. State Department confirmed the U.S. received $335 million from Sudan to compensate for U.S. embassy bombings, the attack on the U.S.S. Cole and for the murder of Buffalo-native John Granville.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed the Biden Administration roll out of the American Jobs Plan.
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Chris Jacobs (NY-27) are announcing $650,000 in grant funding to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) to be used for runway updates at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act (H.R. 1779) has been signed into law extending the application deadline to May 31, 2021.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal funding totaling $10,819,250 for Neighborhood Health Center, Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB), and Jericho Road Community Health Center. The funding, included in the American Rescue Plan, will help health centers expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced President Biden signed into law H.R. 1276, the VA VACCINE Act of 2021, which expands the number of veterans eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include all veterans, not just those currently enrolled in the VA health care system.
“As co-chairs of the Canadian and U.S. sections of the IPG, we applaud our governments for renewing their commitment to strengthening the partnership between our two countries. While our proximity to one another necessitates a close relationship, it is our shared democratic values that forever binds us together.
Today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy released a 10-year strategic plan for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who has fought to protect jobs and postal services in Western New York, raised concerns about components of the proposal.
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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed action by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) to move forward a project designed improve the slip adjacent to Wilkeson Pointe along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.