Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

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:

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of March. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office is available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.

Below is the March Congress on Your Corner schedule:

Tuesday, March 7th

10:00am-11:30am

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the statement below following revelations that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador on multiple occasions despite testimony, under oath, claiming he "did not have communications with the Russians."

"Truth is a prerequisite in justice.   The integrity of our government and democracy cannot be taken lightly. 

Mar 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress:

“Tonight’s address was long on platitudes and warm, deserving tributes to Americans who have overcome great struggles and made incredible sacrifices, but lacked the detailed plans and a thoughtful vision to bring this Country together.   Great leaders don’t stoke fear, they inspire confidence and the actions taken by this Administration in recent weeks are invoking genuine concern in my Western

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
Higgins Speaks Up For Historic Tax Credits, Great Lakes Funding, Arts & Heritage Areas in Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee

As the House of Representatives Appropriation Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies prepares budgetary decisions for Fiscal Year 2018, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) testified before the panel to make Western New York priorities heard.  The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes funding for the arts, historic preservation and environmental protection. 

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Feb 27, 2017 Press Release
Program Encourages Development, Job Creation in Economically Distressed Communities

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for continuation of the New Markets Tax Credit program which is creating jobs and bringing buildings to new life in struggling neighborhoods across Western New York and the nation.  Higgins is an original cosponsor of the

Feb 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter calling on federal law enforcement and justice agencies to swiftly address the circumstances leading to multiple bomb th

Feb 23, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the bipartisan Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s action to rescind protections for transgender students.

 

Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
Thousands Of African American Soldiers During WWII, Like Buffalo Native George Watts, Were Denied Recognition During a Period When Our Nation’s Military Was Segregated

Senator & Congressman Successfully Urged The Army To Award Long Delayed Service Distinctions To Veteran and Buffalonian George Watts