Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined members of the Distressed Properties Task Force in Western New York to announce the Vacant Homes Act, a bill designed to expedite the sale of underwater homes and foreclosures to prevent the buildup of vacant homes in neighborhoods and communities.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that six students from his Congressional District will be attending one of the United States Service Academies this year. Service Academy appointments are made based on nominations by a member of Congress or the Vice President. Each service academy ultimately decides which nominees will be accepted into the school.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Buffalo Niagara Region is one of seven communities selected nationwide to participate in a “Communities that Work Partnership,” an effort to drive talent-based economic development locally and across the country.
Congressman Higgins Presents U.S. Army Specialist Wilmer Olivencia with the Purple Heart for Wounds Sustained During the Vietnam War
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented United States Army veteran Wilmer A. Olivencia with a Purple Heart and other medals earned for wounds sustained and service during the Vietnam War.
“Specialist Olivencia came home at a time when veterans did not receive the warm welcome they deserved but today we are honored to right this wrong and extend sincere appreciation on behalf of a grateful nation,” said Higgins. “He fought for his country and had to fight again to regain his health and mobility. His determination is incredible and bravery is commendable.”
Higgins Pushes for Focus on Infrastructure, Alternative Energy & Job Training at Hearing Outlining “Make it in America” Agenda
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) pointed to lessons Western New York has learned in recent years as the House of Representatives looks at strategies to grow the economy through a robust “Make it in America” agenda.
Higgins was one of twenty-one members asked to weigh in on the future of the “Make it in America” agenda. The event held on Capitol Hill was hosted by House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
Congressman Higgins & Mayor Szymanski Announce More Than $530,000 for the City of Lackawanna Fire Department
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski announced a federal grant totaling $536,324 for the Lackawanna Fire Department. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
“This fire grant will provide the City of Lackawanna with additional resources to assist with recruitment and retention efforts, ultimately strengthening the response to emergency situations,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court related to federal cases on the matter of same-sex marriage:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and his colleagues on the House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security approved H.R. 455, introduced by Representatives Katko, King, Miller & Higgins, a bill requiring the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a northern border threat analysis.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of King vs. Burwell related to the Affordable Care Act: