Higgins Outlines Job Creation Proposal in Letter to President Obama

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM EDT

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Higgins Outlines Job Creation Proposal in Letter to President Obama

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- In a letter to President Obama, New York congressman Brian Higgins outlined steps central to growing jobs in Western New York and across America.

This comes in advance of the President’s economic address before Thursday’s joint session of Congress.

“We need to get back to the basics and putting people back to work is fundamental to growing our economy,” said Higgins. “Building roads and bridges, positioning American manufacturing first and advancing medicine provided the foundation of our nation’s growth historically and can build our economy again.”

Congressman Higgins proposes:

• Job creation through transportation and infrastructure investments including:

Road and bridge construction,

Water/sewer Infrastructure, and

An Infrastructure Bank with public-private cost sharing.

• Job creation through medical research and medical capital investments including:

Support for cutting edge research aimed at eradicating Cancer and other of our most deadly diseases, as well as

Investments that provide facilities with room for research and discovery to grow.

• Job creation through manufacturing opportunities including:

A global market that allows today’s producers to compete on a level playing field, and,

A rededication to making and buying products Made in America.

“With transportation projects we grow jobs during the construction phase, support additional jobs in supply industries and create even more jobs with a transportation framework that supports new opportunities for business growth moving forward,” added Higgins. “Furthermore, we have seen the ability for medical research to create quality jobs, transform neighborhoods, and save lives right here along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a model that can see great economic potential moving forward through continued investments.”