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.

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: