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Congressman Higgins Announces Over $2 Million for Blood Cancer Research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researcher Xuefang Cao, MD, PhD, has received a five-year, $2.01 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop better therapies for blood cancers.

“This award once again represents the confidence the National Cancer Institute has in Roswell Park Cancer Institute and role of Roswell Park’s researchers in identifying the next best treatments in cancer,” said Congressman Higgins. 

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Higgins Announces April Congress on Your Corner Schedule

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of April.   Higgins’ Congress on Your Corner program provides staff office hours at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.  

Below is the April Congress on Your Corner schedule:

 

Wednesday, April 1

10:00 am - Noon

Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst

 

Monday, April 13

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Higgins Announces Bill to Prohibit Border Fee

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the introduction of the Promoting Border Commerce and Travel Act. The bill, which was filed by Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) along with Higgins, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MN), would bloc...
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HIGGINS ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR FEDERAL FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY GRANTS

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Fire Prevention and Safety grants.  Over the past several years, organizations in Western New York have been awarded several hundred thousand dollars through this grant program.

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Higgins Announces Details for Annual Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Congressman Higgins’ district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online.  The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.  

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Congressman Higgins & ReNU Niagara Announce LiveNF Volunteer Fair

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Niagara University’s ReNU Niagara program announced the 2015 LiveNF Volunteer Fair, an event to connect local residents interested in civic engagement with volunteer-driven organizations doing good work in the Niagara Falls community. 

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House of Representatives Approves Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to House of Representatives action on H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015: 

“Today the House of Representatives allowed what should have happened months ago – a vote on a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. 

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HIGGINS RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK 2015

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recognized National Consumer Protection Week 2015 today, which takes place from March 1st to March 7th. National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated effort between federal agencies, state governments, and non-pro...