8/30/2011- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) welcomed news that the Administration plans to lift mandates previously issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) which would have required local municipalities to pay for costly changes to street and traffic signs.
8/29/2011- People Inc. is pleased to announce a grant that was recently awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of $46,000. The FEMA grant will be used to purchase carbon monoxide detectors and heat and smoke sensors for the agency’s group homes. People Inc.
8/26/2011- Today, Western New York Representatives Kathy Hochul (NY-26), Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Louise Slaughter (NY-28) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has received a Transit Security Grant of $455,766.
8/26/2011- Today West Side Neighborhood Housing Services announced that it was awarded a $280,000 affordable housing grant to help low- and moderate-income homeowners make needed, energy-efficient repairs to their homes.
8/19/2011- Western New York Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget asking the agency to expedite their timeline for rulemaking associated with pilot fatigue.
8/18/2011- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), members of the Buffalo Lighthouse Association and leaders from the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation joined together at the historic Buffalo Lighthouse to mark the finish of restoration efforts on the 178 year old structure.
8/12/2011- In a ceremony at the Purple Heart monument located along Buffalo’s Waterfront, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) presented a long-overdue military honor to the family of World War I veteran Russell Edward Tucker.
8/11/2011- In a letter to the United States Postmaster General, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is fighting for the Lackawanna Post office to be removed from the U.S. Post Office’s list of potential closings.