Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

May 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Says Budget Fails to Invest in Growth Areas; Focus Needs to Get Away from Building Walls and Instead Build Bridges

 

At a U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee hearing with Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) questioned the Administration’s logic relative to tax breaks for the wealthy and a lack of investments in areas that stimulate economic growth. 

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Committees on Budget and Ways and Means, said the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) reaffirms that the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act fails to provide adequate access to affordable health care for millions of Americans. 

 

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May 24, 2017 Press Release
Governor Announces $2 Million To Kick-Start Development At South Aud Block Site And Outlines RFP Process For South And North Aud Block Sites – Just Weeks Ago, Higgins and Ryan Called On ECHDC To Move Forward With Development Of Public Amenities At Canalside

BUFFALO – Today, May 24, 2017, Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan celebrated the announcement of progress and new investment at the former Aud Block sites at Canalside. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $2 million in state funding would go toward kick-starting development on the South Aud Block Site.

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Two co-chairs of the House Cancer Caucus, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), pushed back against a President Trump budget proposal that includes severe cuts to scientific research into stopping the spread of cancer.

 

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
Development Corporation’s Focus on Development Is Needed to Keep Waterfront Momentum

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed the news that Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) is advancing plans for development at Canalside. 

 

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
Cuts to Research, Transportation, Manufacturing/Business Assistance Will Cost Jobs, While Seniors and Struggling Families & Communities Seem Forgotten

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Committees on Budget and Ways & Means, provided a preliminary analysis of the newly released

May 22, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Says Massive Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Is Not the Answer to the Challenges Felt by Hard-Working Americans

During a House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax reform Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) insisted that federal tax policy must acknowledge and address the growing income gap leaving more hard-working Americans struggling to raise a family and get by in retirement.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and its Health Subcommittee, raised strong objection to executive tax breaks included in the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA).  Higgins points out the absurdity of rewarding UnitedHealth Group, and companies like it, accused of bilking taxpayers out of billions of dollars. 

May 18, 2017 Press Release
6,000 Gallons of Radioactive Liquid Set to Cross Peace Bridge & Highways Throughout New York State Over the Next Four Years

Gillibrand & Higgins: Without a Full and Thorough EIS, It Is Impossible to Evaluate the Consequences of an Accident or to Properly Identify Safer Alternatives

 

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Dismayed by the frequent, troubling reports of potential interference by the Trump Administration in the investigation into Russian meddling, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) says an independent investigation is an absolute necessity to protect democracy in the United States.