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Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced an award of 17 classic books on the theme of “Picturing America” to 10 libraries in Erie and Chautauqua Counties, made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities’(NEH) We the People Bookshelf program.
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that New York State will release $17.6 million in federal Recovery Act funds for a Buffalo Sewer Authority, Erie County project that will provide sewer overflow abatement work. The funding will be used to support planning, design and construction of the Hamburg Drain Control Facility, which collects and processes input from twenty sewer regulators within the Hamburg drain system. This project is also an essential component of Buffalo’s Inner Harbor redevelopment.
Apr 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) applauded the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, which becomes effective today, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and will provide over 110 million middle class working families with additional take home pay totaling up to $400 per person and $800 for married taxpayers annually in 2009 and 2010. 

Mar 30, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the House in passing three measures to support our nation’s veterans by aiding their transition to civilian life, expanding their healthcare benefits, and increasing their disability compensation. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our men and women in uniform, and when they return home it is our responsibility to see that they are supported,” Higgins said. “The legislation passed today will help to ensure that these American heroes have the resources they need to succeed in civilian life.”
Mar 27, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) sent a letter to Secretary Napolitano asking for a clear message from DHS on shared border management.
Mar 26, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that local governments in Western New York will receive over $6.8 million in federal green energy funds to cut local governments’ utility costs and protect local property tax payers. The funding comes from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, funded by President Obama’s recently-passed stimulus legislation.
Mar 26, 2009 Press Release
According to published reports by the media, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has agreed to re-open discussions on Shared Border Management, a move that Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) says would devastate progress on a new Peace Bridge.
Mar 25, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The competition, initiated by Congress 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 in Washington, DC. The winning students are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Nation’s Capitol on June 24, 2009.
Mar 24, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) participated in a Ways & Means subcommittee hearing focused on Social Security Administration’s (SSA) large backlog in disability claims. The Subcommittee examined the impact of the backlog on applicants with severe disabilities and SSA’s plans for eliminating the backlog, including how the agency intends to use the additional funding that Congress has provided for the current fiscal year.
Mar 21, 2009 Press Release
In letters to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Governor Paterson, Congressman Brian Higgins is condemning the recent sweep of $306 million in NYPA funds to the State's general fund which he points out “took more resources out of Western New York in one day then the Niagara Power Project's relicensing settlement will invest here in fifty years.” In addition the Congressman is calling NYPA’s latest move to increase rates to customers unconscionable.

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