Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, by a vote of 231-199. It’s been more than a decade since the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 in 2009, the longest stretch between increases since the minimum wage was established in 1938.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2500, the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
“Western New Yorkers today rightly protested the Trump Administration’s appalling treatment of innocent children and families desperately fleeing conflict and danger. Last week I opposed border legislation because it lacked appropriate safeguarding for the children and families who are victims of this administration’s repugnant policies.
In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for swift action in response to new warning about toxic algae threatening the health of the Great Lakes and the communities around them.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved legislation extending authorization and funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Higgins, a cosponsor of the bill (H.R.