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Thompson, Higgins, Carter, Titus Announce Creation of the Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus

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May 11, 2023 (WASHINGTON) – Today, Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, Troy A. Carter, Sr., Dina Titus, and Brian Higgins announced the creation of the Congressional Disaster Equity and Building Resilience Caucus to promote the benefits of resilience and the need for equity in the country’s disaster preparedness and response infrastructure. Research has shown that racial minorities, rural areas,…

Congressman Higgins Welcomes Action on $160 Million In Investments at Canalside

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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed action by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) Board advancing projects on Canalside’s North Aud Block. At their meeting on April 17, 2023, ECHDC approved construction on the $14 million Gateway building as well as a preferred developer for a $140 million project featuring mixed-use buildings on the waterfront site.…

Congressman Higgins Announces $1 Million Toward Ongoing Renovations at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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Siren and Higgins on the Steps of the Buffalo AKG Art Gallery in April of 2023

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Congressman Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the Great Lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks, and community around it. “Situated on the…

100 House Members pledge support to 'Neighborhood Homes Investment Act' to expand affordable homeownership opportunities and revitalize communities

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WASHINGTON (November 29, 2022)— With Congress set to reconvene for a post-election legislative session, 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 24 senators have now signed on to support a new tax incentive that would produce 500,000 starter homes in struggling communities over the next decade. The legislation would address the needs of families throughout the country that…