Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved a spending agreement, which funds several federal departments and programs through September 30, 2019, the end of the federal fiscal year. Action by both the House and the Senate, followed by a signature by the President, will avert another government shutdown like the one recently orchestrated by the President.
“This Presidential declaration for what amounts to a non-emergency is an unnecessary and unproductive means to address concerns at our border. This action motivated purely by politics represents an overreach by President Trump that erodes our democracy’s Constitutional foundation and disrespects our balance of powers.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has been named by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as Chair of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group, a coalition of elected leaders from both the United States and Canada committed to advancing dialog and policies of mutual interest. This is a new role for Higgins, a long-time member of the group.
In a news conference on Capitol Hill, Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Peter Welch (VT-AL) announced plans to introduce the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage through the House of Representatives of H.R. 840, the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, by a vote of 400-9.