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The Democratic-controlled House approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to assume the powers of the presidency.

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Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is part of the growing call to have President Donald Trump removed from office after a mob last week pressed its ways into the halls of Congress, forcing Representatives to halt activities and seek safety. In a conversation this morning with WBFO, Higgins was unsparing in his assessment. "The President incited an insurrection of death and destruction against the United States Capitol." Beyond this tumultuous time, Higgins believes President-elect Joe Biden can bring healing to the Nation. Biden, Higgins says, "has demonstrated throughout his career an ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans."


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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) wants an investigation into what happened Wednesday as a mob broke into the nation's Capitol and disrupted the last stage of the Electoral College process to elect a president of the United States.

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Congress will have to reconvene for a full House vote in Washington Monday if they want to pass a new stimulus package. 

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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) coasted to victory Tuesday evening, securing a fourth term in New York's 26th Congressional District.

A collaboration to address and eliminate teen and young adult homelessness in Niagara County is receiving a federal grant to move forward with its efforts.

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The US-Canada border remains closed to non-essential traffic through November 21st. Officials on both sides of the international boundary announced the latest extension, while two local federal representatives renewed their frustration.

Two members of Congress, one from each major party, offered their thoughts on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's suggestion that if a COVID relief package agreement with the Trump Administration couldn't be reached within the next 48 hours, a deal will be unlikely until after Election Day.

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Two members of Congress from New York called on the National Transportation Safety Board to reverse its decision not to send an investigator to the scene of a small plane crash that killed a prominent attorney and his niece.

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It appears the U.S.-Canada border closure to non-essential travelers will be extended again.

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The fight over the U.S. Postal Service, its finances and slowing delivery moved to the center of Niagara Falls Tuesday. Workers, Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) and Falls Mayor Robert Restaino protested Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's changes in operations.

WNY representatives reject Trump's tweeted suggestion to delay election

Jul 30, 2020

Two of Western New York's federal representatives spoke against President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that, out of concern for the integrity of mail-in balloting, the November election should be postponed.

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There may be cash - lots and lots of cash - for major infrastructure projects around Western New York as part of a $1.5 trillion federal legislative package that might pass as early as late summer. That is from Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo), who said the White House has been involved in talks about the bill slated to be introduced within days.


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Western New York Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) has announced a federal grant to the University at Buffalo for the development of a method to accurately diagnose Parkinson's disease before clinical symptoms are present.

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Usually, this would be the time when there are bonfires on the beaches on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, traffic building on the Peace Bridge and people talking about Sherkston. Not this year.

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Some local hospitals are getting millions of dollars from the most recent stimulus bill for COVID-19 care, but Rep. Brian Higgins said more needs to arrive.

Western New York Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) has announced that nearly $4 million in federal funding has been allocated from the CARES Act, approved by Congress in March for the protection of residents in low-income housing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) is blasting proposals in Washington to start sending American military to the U.S. border with Canada to help all of the federal agencies that now patrol the border.

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It's been 11 years since Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center, killing 50 people. The ensuing investigation uncovered major safety concerns in the aviation industry. While some issues have been addressed, others have not. "More than a decade later, we still anxiously await implementation of the Pilot Records Database to allow airlines to access records of pilots applying for jobs," Congressman Brian Higgins said on the House floor Tuesday.


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With impeachment still hovering, Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins acknowledged the atmosphere was "a little tense" as President Trump delivered his State of the Union in front of Congress. As for the substance of the speech, Higgins says it failed "to rise above what has occurred over the last several months and outline an ambitious agenda and challenge Congress to work with him." 


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Some day, emergency responders may be able to get help finding people trapped in a disaster with an app designed by a local teenager.


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Buffalo congressman Brian Higgins announced a $1.5 million federal grant for the Service Collaborative of Western New York Monday. The grant will support the collaborative’s YouthBuild: Leaders Under Construction program.

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A wide-ranging clean-up of the Great Lakes would receive a major funding boost under the spending bill approved by the House of Representatives Tuesday.

Local reaction to Trump impeachment comes swiftly

Dec 19, 2019
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Western New York's two members of the House of Representatives voted along party lines Wednesday in the historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

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When the House of Representatives votes Thursday on beginning a formal impeachment investigation, Western New York will have two votes on the floor: Corning Republican Tom Reed and Buffalo Democrat Brian Higgins. Former Clarence Republican Chris Collins resigned his congressional seat after a felony conviction and is not eligible to vote.

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Getting rid of the Skyway does not involve reinventing the wheel, but going back two centuries to Joseph Ellicott's original design for Buffalo.

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Local members of Congress are weighing in on the controversy over a phone call that President Donald Trump had with the Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Standing at the foot of West Ferry Street with the Peace Bridge in the background, on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced he will introduce a bill requiring a minimum number of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agents along the U.S. border with Canada.

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Visitors to Buffalo's Canalside pass by a fence surrounding the pit marking where Memorial Auditorium once stood. It  used to rock with basketball, hockey and The Who. Wednesday night, the public was shown three possibilities of what might rock that two-acre hole into the future.

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Today is the annual observance of Purple Heart Day in the United States. First created by George Washington on August 7, 1782, it's the world's oldest military decoration currently being used. Many veterans and families of deceased veterans who are owed this medal, however, must often undergo a painstaking process to acquire the deserved medal.

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