Brian Higgins

Erie County Legislature on Franklin Street in Buffalo. January 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 05, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on local government finances, but the federal government may pass its next round of emergency relief as early as next week according to Congressman Brian Higgins.
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Congressman Brian Higgins announces more than $12 million to combat homelessness in WNY. January 22, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Congressman Brian Higgins announces more than $12 million to combat homelessness in WNY. January 22, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 25, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $12 million in federal grants to multiple local organizations in an effort to combat homelessness.
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Commodore Perry Apartments. January 22, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Commodore Perry Apartments. January 22, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 23, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There are no plans for the Commodore Perry Apartments to be torn down, despite deplorable conditions at the housing complex in the City of Buffalo.
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Brian Higgins and Chuck Schumer announce the BOUND Act legislation with the Peace Bridge in the background. September 5, 2019 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
January 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. Two members of the area congressional delegation say...
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Brian Higgins
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WBEN Newsroom
January 07, 2020 - 12:19 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Tuesday morning, Congressman Brian Higgins joined local advocates to voice his concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to roll back safe water regulations. Higgins wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, saying, "Rollback of these rules actively...
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Tom Puckett
December 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The U.S. House marched toward a historic evening vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, with Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisting Congress must “defend democracy” by evicting him from the White House. Trump would be just the third American president to be...
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Brendan Keany
October 08, 2019 - 6:04 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN) - On Tuesday afternoon, Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls Superintendent Mark Laurrie to announce a federal grant that totals $2.49 million over the next five years. This equals out to $498,000 on an annual basis, and the money will go toward putting additional...
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Brian Higgins and Chuck Schumer announce the BOUND Act legislation with the Peace Bridge in the background. September 5, 2019 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 05, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are planning to introduce legislation that will set a minimum staffing requirement for the northern border.
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
September 04, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins has been outspoken about the need for Bishop Richard Malone to resign for a while now, and the recent release of the Malone audio tapes confirmed his position. In response to the Bishop Malone audio tapes, Congressman Brian Higgins again called for his...
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Senator Chuck Schumer. August 24, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
September 03, 2019 - 3:54 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two members of New York's delegation in Washington have differing views on US tariffs against China. "China's taken huge advantage of us," says Senator Chuck Schumer. "I think we've let China get away with murder, both Bush and Obama, Republican and Democrat." He says President...
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