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House Passes Bill With Higgins’ Amendment Requiring Risk Assessment of Proposed Nuclear Waste Transport Across Peace Bridge

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of HR 2200, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015.  The bill includes an amendment, introduced by Higgins, which requires the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis to examine and share information about the risks associated with a plan to transport highly enriched liquid uranium across the Peace Bridge.

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HIGGINS ANNOUNCES VETERANS EDUCATION FLEXIBILITY ACT

HIGGINS ANNOUNCES VETERANS EDUCATION FLEXIBILITY ACT

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by veterans in the Canisius College Office of Veterans Services in Buffalo, NY to announce the Veterans’ Education Flexibility Act. The bill would remove the time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service. 

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Over $1.3 Million in AmeriCorps Funding Awarded to The Service Collaborative of WNY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received more than $10.7 million in competitive AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, to support organizations that promote children’s health and education, disaster preparedness, and other key initiatives. An additional $6 million will be awarded later this year, bringing the total amount of funding to $16.7 million.

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Congressman Higgins Announces Niagara Falls Tourism Initiatives

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced several new tourism initiatives in conjunction with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on Monday, June 15, 20...
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RAIL-TO-TRAILS BIKE PATH MOVES AHEAD IN NORTH BUFFALO

Buffalo - Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Brian Higgins, joined by city officials and members of the community, gathered to announce the official start of a $1.8 million project that involves the construction of 1.2 miles of multi-use path to connect the LaSalle Metro Rail Station at Main Street, Minnesota Linear Park, numerous side streets, and Kenmore Avenue.  The new path will also connect to Taunton Place and Shoshone Park.

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HIGGINS STANDS AGAINST TRADE BILLS

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):