Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

May 16, 2017 Press Release
$1.263 Trillion Bill Designed to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure & Create U.S. Jobs

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America’s crumbling infrastructure needs while putting people to

May 13, 2017 Press Release
Winning Piece Headed to U.S. Capitol

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition.  Higgins received 54 pieces of artwork from students from 11 local high schools. 


May 12, 2017 Press Release

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) was in Western New York for a roundtable discussion focusing on Buffalo’s development and workforce development needs.

May 11, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (SD-60), Assemblymember Angelo Morinello (AD-145), and Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray are together pushing for conversion to cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. 

May 10, 2017 Press Release

“The suspicious firing of Director Comey continues to raise very serious questions about this Administration’s respect for the rule of law and further underscores the critical need for a full and formal independent investigation into Russian interference.  The longstanding tradition of a balance of power and public expectations of truth and transparency at the core of our governm

May 5, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Rebukes TrumpCare Bill that Decimates Patient Protections

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called the Republican move to ram through repeal of the Affordable Care Act a display of Congressional incompetence with heartbreaking consequences for the American people. 

May 3, 2017 Press Release
Great Lakes, Community Development & Infrastructure Funds Spared; Medical Research & Opioid Epidemic Funds See a Boost


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and a majority of Members in the House of Representatives by a vote of 309-118 approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act.  The bill appropriates $1.070 trillion to fund federal programs through September 30, 2017. 


May 3, 2017 Press Release
House Majority Considering a Vote on Affordable Care Act Replacement as Early as This Week

With a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still possible as soon as this week, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the House Floor opposing the proposed legislation that dismantles protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

May 2, 2017 Press Release
Increased Investments Will Be Made to Fight Alzheimer’s, Cancer & Other Devastating Disease

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House of Representatives Floor in support of the bipartisan Congressional budget agreement’s expansion of the Nation’s investment in medical research.  The proposed budget, under consideration by Congress this week, includes $34.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is $2 billion more than the 2016 enacted level, providing fu