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Mar 22, 2021 Press Release

“Mike Fitzpatrick was a legendary figure in Buffalo and national labor, civic, and political circles. Both as a longtime county legislator and as a leader with the Ironworkers union, Mike influenced development in Buffalo for more than a generation and left fingerprints on dozens of downtown projects that served as building blocks for what we see today.

Mar 20, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is continuing to push for a full reopening of the border between the U.S. and Canada by July and encouraging a partial reopening, including additional exemptions to allow families to reunite, much sooner. March 21, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the northern border closing to non-essential travel. 

Mar 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application window is scheduled to open April 8, 2021. The grant program will offer over $16 billion in federal funding to help performance venues struggling from the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced two grants totaling $3,524,948 for Neighborhood Health Center and Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB).

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of two pieces of legislation reforming immigration laws to lay out a path to legal status for Dreamers and farmworkers.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was selected to serve on the newly created House Democratic Manufacturing Working Group, focusing on federal policy that keeps the United States globally completive and protects U.S. jobs. 

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House approval of H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired in 2019, ensuring continued protections and access to essential services for victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House passage of H.J. Res. 17, which clears the path for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The vote comes during Women’s History Month and just days after International Women’s Day. Higgins is a cosponsor of the resolution.

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced school districts in Erie and Niagara Counties will receive over $391 million in funding provided through the American Rescue Plan recently approved by Congress and signed into law by the President.

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House approval of H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired in 2019, ensuring continued protections and access to essential services for victims of domestic violence and abuse.

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