Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives calling for Congress to renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank, an agency with a mission of ‘supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services.’ The charter for the Bank, first established in 1934, was last renewed by Congress in 2012 and is set to expire on June 30, 2015.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) introduced a new strategy to repair our nation’s infrastructure today, the Nation Building Here At Home Act of 2015. The bill aims to create a new grant program to rebuild our nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, and water infrastructure.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $30,000 in federal grants awarded to Canisius College and the Just Buffalo Literary Center today. The grants, awarded though the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) “Art Works” program, are intended to fund community-based art projects created by organizations that give people an opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of New York in announcing the award of a $300,000 grant to Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York to help finance the Bellamy Commons project, which involves the conversion of a vacant former community center into 30 affordable housing units.
BUFFALO – The ongoing collaboration to resurface and improve Kenmore Avenue enters its final phase. Today, Mayor Byron W. Brown, Congressman Brian Higgins and other partners in government announced the official start of the final phase of construction along Kenmore Avenue. Today, city crews began the mill and overlay work on Kenmore Avenue between Fairfield and Main Street, a distance of .94-miles. The two-year project will rehabilitate the road surface and improve visibility and safety.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by North Tonawanda City School Superintendent Gregory Woytila and District Director of Student Services Ron Barstys to announce a federal grant totaling $1,171,650. The district will receive $390,550 each year over a 3-year period. The grant funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Mayor Brian Kulpa announced the beginning of construction on a number of sidewalk improvements in the Village of Williamsville. More than $460,000 in federal funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program, will be invested in Williamsville infrastructure enhancements.