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Apr 4, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved H.R. 1585, The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

Mar 28, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, by a vote of 242-187 in the House of Representatives. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Rep. Higgins is one of its 239 cosponsors. H.R. 7 builds on the progress made and closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, which amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to require that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.  

 

Mar 8, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of the most sweeping government reform and election security package in decades, H.R. 1, the For The People Act. The transformative legislation will strengthen the instruments of our democracy and provide more openness, transparency, and accountability in government, returning power to American citizens.