Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release
“Buffalo needs the vision to reclaim our own built heritage & should strive to secure for future generations the singularly Buffalonian experience of the Buffalo Central Terminal”

More than 25 accomplished Western New York architects have penned a letter to the Buffalo Train Station Site Selection Committee supporting the return of passenger rail to the Buffalo Central Terminal. 

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Calls Today’s Defeat a Victory for Hard-Working Americans but Says We Will Continue to Fight to Protect Affordable Care

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement after learning that the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) was pulled from consideration in the House of Representatives:

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in advance of today’s House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

 

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Higgins & ReNU Niagara Host Event Designed to Match Volunteers with Local Organizations, Encourage Community Engagement

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Niagara University’s ReNU Niagara announce the 3rd Annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair.  This year’s event will take place on April 18, 2017 from 4:00-7:00pm at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd in Niagara Falls, NY. 

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
Local Economy & Families Hit Hard in White House Budget

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said the White House Budget Blueprint, released Thursday, March 16, delivers a devastating blow to Western New York families and the local economy. 

 

Mar 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Higgins, Mayor Dyster, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper & Citizens Campaign for the Environment Stress Importance of Federal Commitment to EPA as Great Lakes Week Events Commence in Washington, D.C.

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Mar 8, 2017 Press Release
Higgins condemned ‘morally reprehensible’ provision during committee mark-up

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), the Vice Ranking Member on the House Committee on Ways and Means, spoke before the committee during the legislative mark-up of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill intended to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. During his remarks, Higgins condemned a provision in the AHCA regarding tax-deductible executive compensation:

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release
Only One Alternative – Buffalo Central Terminal – Offers Passengers Access to Western Cities

In a letter to the President and CEO of the National Passenger Rail Corporation (doing business as Amtrak) Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking for clarity on Amtrak’s long-term plans for service in the Buffalo region and advocating for reactivation of the Central Terminal.  Higgins

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order banning foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States: