Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK
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Education is one of the most powerful tools we can give our children. From early education all the way through graduate studies and beyond, Brian strongly believes that all students should be given an equal chance to succeed. In order to prepare students to enter the workforce, Higgins has been a strong advocate for math and science education, in addition to workforce training programs, to give students the marketable skills they need to compete in a globalized economy. Brian has also been outspoken on the need to make higher education more affordable to reduce the skyrocketing education debt burden faced by so many recent graduates. 


More on Education

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $340,800 for the Daemen College Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program.  The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help train, educate and employ new primary care providers. 

“This grant serves as a win-win as it provides a quality Daemen education and job placement for students and delivers trained health care providers to fill a vital need in the community,” said Congressman Higgins.

Jun 16, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. (TSCWNY) has been awarded $1,369,762 in AmeriCorps funding to sustain the AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) program by supporting 100 full-time and 64 minimum-time/summer ABLE members. 

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House Floor yesterday to congratulate Seamus Degan, Rex Herzberg, and Hakeem Salem, City Honors High School students who were chosen to present their research projects at the Congressional Science Fair, hosted in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. 

May 7, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House Floor to recognize Teacher Appreciation Week, which is observed each year from May 5-9. Higgins encouraged his colleagues to recommit to adequately funding education programs and ensuring that teachers have access to necessary resources. 

May 2, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the deadline for submitting entries to the Congressional Student App Challenge has been extended to May 30, 2014. 

“As the school year comes to an end, we know that many high school students have a number of obligations,” said Congressman Higgins. “Because designing an application takes time, we wanted to make sure that everyone who is interested in participating in this challenge, has the necessary time to do so.”

Apr 7, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Buffalo has been chosen to receive one of 24 Youth CareerConnect Awards announced nationwide.  The $3,898,700 grant awarded to Buffalo Public Schools, through the U.S. Department of Labor in consultation with the U.S. Department of Education, will support coordinated efforts to better educate and train youth for the needs of today’s workforce. 

Sep 13, 2013 Press Release
One hundred and fifty kids from one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods will be educated at the new $3.5 million Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN) Children’s Academy which opened today on Bailey Avenue.
Jul 26, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. has been awarded over $2.88 million in federal funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Department of Labor. The funding will support two AmeriCorps programs aimed at improving education outcomes for children in Buffalo schools and providing financial literacy training to residents and a YouthBuild program which will teach construction skills to at-risk young adults while improving neighborhood properties.
Jun 25, 2013 Press Release
Federal student loan rates are scheduled to increase from 3.4% to 6.8% in less than a week if Congress doesn’t act. As Congressman Higgins heads back to Washington, DC for votes he is pushing for action in the House of Representatives to keep higher education borrowing affordable.