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Higgins Calls for Vote on Clean, Long-Term Bill to Fund Homeland Security

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the statement below following today’s failure by Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Funding for the DHS will expire at midnight tonight, February 27, 2015, unless further action is taken.

“Political gamesmanship has our Homeland Security Department at the brink of shutdown.  At risk is our nation’s economy and security.

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Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins

Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to lay the groundwork for the adoption of rules for the Internet based on the principles of “net neutrality."

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) issued the following statement in support of the FCC’s decision.

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SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS & COLLINS URGE AIR FORCE TO MAKE NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION HOST FOR NEW REFUEL TANKERS

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Brian Higgins and Chris Collins urged the Air Force to choose Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) as a host station for the third main operating base (MOB 3) for the new KC-46A Pegasus tankers. The new tankers are used to refuel aircrafts and are vital to Air Force operations.

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With Federal Review of Robert Moses Parkway North Project Underway, Higgins Calls for Swift Action on Removal

As the community gathered to participate in the federal review process for a project to remove the Robert Moses Parkway North Section, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) continued his call for swift action to fund the project and bring it to construction.  The public session held this week is a requirement of the Federal Highway Administration as a component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process. 

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FAMILIES OF FLIGHT 3407 TO LAUNCH PUSH TO PROTECT 3407-INSPIRED AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS AS PART OF UPCOMING FAA REAUTHORIZATION

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed joined together in Washington, D.C., with the families of Flight 3407 to kick off their advocacy efforts around the upcoming FAA Reauthorization Bill. Together, they announced their push to make sure that the aviation safety regulations the families fought so hard to pass – including rules on pilot training and fatigue – are not rolled back or watered down as part of the reauthorization negotiations.