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Joint Statement by Reps. Higgins, Slaughter & Hochul

9/1/2011- Today Congressmembers Nick Rahall, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and Jerry Costello, Ranking Member of the Aviation Subcommittee sent a letter to the President urging swift action on the final rule related to pilot fatigue.

Higgins Applauds News that DOT will Scrap New Street Sign Requirements

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.

Higgins, Slaughter & Hochul Mark National Aviation Day with Push for Swift Action to Address Pilot Fatigue

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.

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.

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