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Feb 2, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Village of Mayville Mayor Martin Bova, Jr. along with other Mayville officials and firefighters to announce that the Village of Mayville Fire Department will receive $66,101 in federal Homeland Security funding in the twenty-first round of Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) awards for fiscal year 2008.
Feb 2, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) named ten local residents to serve as members of his Service Academy Advisory Committee. Appointees met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to Congressman Higgins. Service academy appointments are made by the President of the United States based on congressional and/or military recommendations. Each service academy ultimately decides which nominees will be accepted into each program.
Jan 31, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins, Mayor Byron W. Brown and other area leaders met today with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to discuss ways to improve the economy and create jobs in Western New York.
Jan 29, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY) today announced approval by federal transportation officials of his plan to save $11.8 million in federal funds that had been designated for economic development in Western New York, but which were set to expire absent his intervention.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of a $40,000 affordable housing grant to the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (“CHRIC”) to help fund the rehabilitation of a condemned building on Main Street in Sherman into affordable housing. Upon completion, the building will provide two single-family housing units.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted today with the majority in the House of Representatives in support of critical legislation to create and save 3 to 4 million American jobs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was approved by a vote of 244-188. Developed with the Obama Administration, this job creation package will rebuild America, making us more globally competitive and energy independent, and transforming our economy for long-term growth; give 95 percent of American workers an immediate tax cut; and invest quickly in the economy.
Jan 27, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Alden Fire Department will receive $52,248 in federal Homeland Security funding in the twenty-first round of Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) awards for fiscal year 2008.
Jan 27, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted today to give final approval to legislation that will begin to close the gender pay gap by reversing a Supreme Court decision that has kept women from pursuing pay discrimination claims. The bill now goes to President Obama and will likely be the first major piece of legislation he signs into law.
Jan 26, 2009 Press Release
In the first full week of the new Obama Administration, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced their plan to call on the next Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – who is expected to be named by the new administration shortly – to speed up the current FTC investigation of the gas price disparities in Western New York late last year, require it be made public and make sure it covers all bases.
Jan 22, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins and Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) Executive Director John Murphy announced CHRIC will receive a federal grant totaling approximately $22,000 through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for comprehensive housing counseling.

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