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August 2011

Congressman Higgins Presents Purple Heart to Family of WWI Vet Russell Tucker

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.

Environmental Dredging of Buffalo River to Begin in August

8/11/2011- The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership, a group consisting of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the U.S.

Higgins Fights to Keep Lackawanna Post Office Open

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.

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for Federal Fire Grants

8/08/2011- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced applications for federal fire grants are now available online.

Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER

8/08/2011- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the award of $167,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. The grant, provided through the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, will support Phase II of the Buffalo Riverbend project.

Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins on Debt Ceiling Vote

8/02/2011- “This was a difficult decision following a long and disappointing display of Washington gamesmanship.

Congressman Higgins Announces August Congress On Your Corner Schedule for Erie County

8/03/2011- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the August schedule for his Erie County edition of the Congress on Your Corner program, which provides local residents with access to the Congressman’s office through satellite office hours at locations in the district.

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