Schumer & Higgins Say: Buffalo VA’s Careless Push to Privatize Effective Program is a Disservice to the Men & Women Who Served this Country
Buffalo, NY – Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced that construction has begun on the fourth phase of downtown Buffalo’s Cars Sharing Main Street Project. Work is now underway to restore vehicular traffic along lower Main Street, between Exchange and Scott Streets, greatly increasing access to Canalside, and other destinations along Buffalo’s Inner Harbor.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with veterans, their families and local residents in opposition to the Veteran Administration Western New York Healthcare System’s plan to close the Adult Day Health Care program.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a $163,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County has been awarded over $4.15 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three new projects to expand Buffalo's waterfront and build on the region's community and economic growth in order to attract more visitors and offer new recreational and cultural opportunities for residents.
“The allegations included in the indictment against Rep. Chris Collins can be summed up in one word: shameful.
“These charges, including insider trading, conspiracy to commit fraud, and lying to federal officials, laid out by professionals within the Justice Department and FBI are backed up by comprehensive evidence of these very serious offenses.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of August. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.
Below is the outreach schedule for August:
Monday, August 6
10:00am – 1:00pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department's reduction of Candian Newsprint tariffs:
Buffalo, NY —VA Western New York Healthcare System is celebrating the renovation of inpatient unit 9D on Wednesday, August 1 at 10am at 3495 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovation project completely updated 10,932 square feet for inpatient care totaling $3.9 million. The twenty bed unit features sixteen private rooms and two double rooms.