Constituent Services
Congressman Brian Higgins Selected to Sit on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
January 5, 2005
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) was selected to sit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The powerful committee has jurisdiction over aviation, public buildings, emergency management, highways, transit, pipelines, railroads, water resources and environment.
“I am extremely pleased and honored to have been selected by my colleagues to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Congressman Higgins.  “This follows in the long tradition of Members of Congress from Western New York who have been influential members on this committee, including former Congressman Henry Nowak and my immediate predecessor Jack Quinn.  I look forward to working in a bipartisan way to bring about improvements and the change that is needed in Western New York to critical transportation and infrastructure projects.”
“Today symbolizes a great victory for Western New York,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  “Congressman Higgins’ membership on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will afford him the opportunity to have a seat at the table when critical decisions are made on transportation and infrastructure issues and funding for our nation and his region.  I know that Congressman Higgins will continue in the great steps of former Congressman Henry Nowak, as a rising Democratic member on this influential committee.”
In over more than a decade in public service, Congressman Higgins has put a tremendous emphasis on transportation improvements for Western New York.  He has worked on securing funds for improvements on the Buffalo outer harbor waterfront, the rehabilitation of the outer harbor transportation infrastructure, and has sought alternatives to the Buffalo Skyway.
With his seat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman Higgins will address transportation issues throughout the district, continuing his work on the Lake Erie shoreline in Erie and Chautauqua counties and work to improve the quality of life for Western new Yorkers by funding projects that will touch all parts of the 27th District.

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