Area residents who helped build the atomic weapons of the Cold War may now qualify for compensation. Rep. Brian Higgins says says workers at Hooker Chemical and other local factories were exposed to radiation without adequate monitoring or protection.
Some members of Western New York's congressional delegation are split over President Barack Obama's recent rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline application.
Nearly seven years after the Keystone X-L pipeline was first proposed - President Barack Obama killed the project. And, as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, some members of the region's congressional delegation see pluses and minuses to the move.
Congressman Brian Higgins recently won unanimous support in Congress for a measure requiring the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a terrorism threat assessment on the transportation of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological materials in the United States.
The NFTA is looking at a 1,600-foot extension of the Metro Rail, wrapping around First Niagara Center and running toward Michigan Avenue and the Cobblestone District. It would include a new station along South Park Avenue.
While there are many people from this area going to attend parts of the papal visit to the United States, three departed Tuesday with special access: Congressman Brian Higgins, Niagara University President Father James Maher and Response to Love Center Executive Director Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz.
While saying Buffalo's waterfront has enjoyed a banner year, a local federal lawmaker says the region cannot be complacent. Congressman Brian Higgins is urging financial support for two proposed new waterfront projects.
An estimated 4-point-4 million dollars will be divided among more than a dozen local agencies in Erie and Niagara Counties to improve transportation and mobility for senior citizens and people living with disabilities.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced proposed legislation on Tuesday which aims to cut down on the length of time a foreclosed or abandoned property lingers until it is finally sold. It's a bill supporters say protects families who cannot afford to keep those homes, as well as protects property values for neighbors.
The time limit on veterans' education benefits would be eliminated under a bill proposed by Rep. Brian Higgins, who says veterans who put their lives on the line should have flexibility when seeking an education.
A bill is being introduced by Congressman Brian Higgins that supporters say will bring more transparency to the Social Security Administration, as well as more public input in cases of field office closings.
The push is on for approval of a helipad atop the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital at the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus but, before construction, the pad needs to be signed off by local, state, and federal officials.
Rep. Brian Higgins believes the region's psychology is changing as residents see the emergence of new buildings and an active waterfront. The congressman delivered that message at a talk at Medaille College Thursday night.
Buffalo-area Congressman Brain Higgins is joining the many in recalling former New York Governor Mario Cuomo who died on Thursday at the age of 82. Higgins said Cuomo eloquently expressed "the essence of what the Democratic Party has been in America."
The 113th Congress ended with lawmakers receiving one of the lowest job approval ratings. Political battles and partisan bickering and gridlock created a dismal 2014 session. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to one local congressman about moving beyond the wall that divides lawmakers.