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Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for Federal Fire Grants

A Statement Released by Congressman Brian Higgins' Office

Window for Local First Responders to Apply Opens Today 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grants starting on January 30, 2012. SAFER grants assist local fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities to ensure that communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.

“Western New York fire companies have benefitted greatly from SAFER grant funding in years past,” said Congressman Higgins. “I strongly encourage local fire companies to submit applications this year for assistance with recruitment and retention of first responders.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo today travelled to the City of Buffalo to outline his 2012-2013 Executive Budget and Reform Plan.

 

City of Buffalo Common Council Meeting Report

City of Buffalo Common Council Meeting Report

City of Buffalo Common Council Meeting Report for January 24, 2012

Higgins Requests Meeting with Postmaster General

Higgins Requests Meeting with Postmaster General

A Statement Released by the Office of Rep. Brian Higgins

Higgins Calls Existing Data Calling for WNY Closings Inadequate and Insulting

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) wants answers from the United States Postal Service and he’s going to the top.  Frustrated by the lack of data to justify closings and drastic job cuts in Western New York, the Congressman is asking the U.S. Postmaster General for a meeting to discuss the issue. 

"When I'm President" : The 2012 Election

"When I'm President" : The 2012 Election

 

"When I’m president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
- Senator Barack Obama [ABC 2007]   

 

“God did not create this country to be a nation of followers.”
- Mitt Romney  [The Raw Story 2011] 


"I would send troops back into Iraq."
- Rick Perry [LA Times 2012]


"Palestinians are an "invented people."
- Newt Gingrich [Al-Jazeera 2012]

 

August 2011, John Huntsman said:
 "He would support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion
in the absence of a reversal by the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade."
 [International Business Times 2011] 

 

Marry Me 2011

Marry Me 2011

Victory prevailed as gay marriage equality dominated 2011. Here is a re-cap of the year's LGBT matrimony highlights. Want to read more? Click here http://www.examiner.com/lgbt-parenting-in-buffalo/marry-me.

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

On December 18, wherever you are in the world, take out just thirty seconds to Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan.

"Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share.

The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation.