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Niagara Falls has infrastructure needs too, Senator Kennedy

The massive new infrastructure bill proposed by President Joe Biden makes more than two trillion dollars available to remake the American infrastructure system — and Western New York stands to be appropriated billions.  The federal government will fund 80% of


Higgins presses for restaurant relief in next COVID package

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for federal grants for restaurants to be included in the first COVID emergency relief package approved by Congress under the new Biden Administration. In a letter to President-elect Biden, Higgins writes, “Restaurants are more than


Higgins demands extension of Census reporting deadlines

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined a group of 89 members calling on Congressional leadership to include funding for the census in the next COVID-19 relief package, accompanied by a necessary extension to census reporting deadlines. The letter follows a recent


Higgins demands that BMHA turns on water at housing projects

Management has locked outdoor spigots, ordered no access to water for plants or kiddie pools Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for immediate review and reconsideration of a decision to block residents of Frederick Douglass Homes in Buffalo from access


Higgins praises passage of USMCA

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) a member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the House Northern Border Caucus, released the statement below following approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the House of

Urban Design

Democrats see potential local use of new maritime grant program

Program Honors Nation’s Maritime History By Supporting Preservation and Public Awareness Projects Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) announced last week that the FY 2020


Higgins announces $830k UB research grant to study policing

Award from Department of Justice Comes From the Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System Program Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded the