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Apr 20, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the American Cancer Society in issuing a “Road To Recovery Challenge.” The goal of the project is to recruit 50 new volunteer drivers for the American Cancer Society’s service program. “Road to Recovery” links patients in need of a ride to cancer treatments with volunteers willing to donate their time and the use of their car to provide free transportation.
Apr 18, 2009 Press Release
On Saturday, April 18 2009, Congressman Brian Higgins and Assemblyman Mark Schroeder will kick off Earth Week 2009 with a beach sweep lead by Hands On Greater Buffalo, WNY AmeriCorps, and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper at Gallagher Beach at 8:30am. Volunteers will arrive at 8:30am for the short reception before spreading across the beach and ridding it of debris and litter, creating a safe environment for beach goers. The Gallagher Beach Sweep will complete 12 noon.
Apr 17, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins, joined Mayor Byron W. Brown New York State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, New York State Senator William Stachowski and Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy to announce an infrastructure improvement program for the Tifft Street corridor in South Buffalo.
Apr 16, 2009 Press Release
Last April, 2234 Seneca Street in South Buffalo was like any other neighborhood bank branch, with a steady flow of customers making deposits and withdrawals. A year later, the massive vault remains, but the people using this building are not investing in CDs or bonds, they are investing in their future.
Apr 16, 2009 Press Release

Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Senator Charles Schumer issued a letter to CSX Corporation President Michal Ward urging the railroad to abandon downsizing plans that would result in termination of its Frontier Yard operations in Buffalo, NY.

Apr 15, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that East Aurora Fire Control will receive $493,518 in federal Homeland Security funding in the twenty third round of Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) awards for fiscal year 2008. Funds will be used to upgrade communications equipment at six fire departments that are part of East Aurora Fire Control: the East Aurora Fire Department, Elma Fire Company, South Wales Fire Company, Wales Center Fire Company, West Falls Fire Company, and Holland Fire Company.
Apr 15, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2009 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 15, 2009 Press Release
Congressmen Chris Lee (NY-26) and Brian Higgins (NY-27) held a press conference this morning at Broderick Park on Squaw Island to announce that the State Department has informed them of its intention to open a permanent passport issuance agency in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region. The lawmakers have been fighting to bring a passport office to Western New York as part of a months-long effort to help ease the implementation of new travel requirements that go into effect on June 1st.
Apr 15, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced that several agencies in Buffalo will receive $5,109,344 in state and federal funds for programs aimed at enhancing and stabilizing communities in the City of Buffalo. 

Apr 15, 2009 Press Release
With the next phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) set to go into effect on June 1, Congressmen Chris Lee (NY-26) and Brian Higgins (NY-27) are continuing to urge Washington to open a passport office in Western New York. The lawmakers joined forces this week to ask the State Department to shed light on the process by which issuance agency sites are selected. They say that “complete transparency” is critical to providing Western New Yorkers with “a complete understanding of how – and more importantly, when – a passport agency will be placed in Western New York.”

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