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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to today’s deadline for North Aud Block proposals:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) voted in support of S. 74, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization today. The bill had previously passed in the Senate with a vote of 78-22 and now heads to the White House for the President’s signature.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives detailing the stress sequestration would put on our Nation’s borders and the impact that would have on Western New Yorkers and our local economy. Higgins is a member of the House Committees on Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs and serves on the US-Canada Inter-Parliamentary Group. His congressional district includes four international border crossings between the United States and Canada.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House Floor to bring attention to the serious consequences that sequestration would have on the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS), Niagara County’s largest employer. In his speech, Higgins notes that these budget cuts would force the Air Force to delay construction of a $6.1 million flight simulator and would require 2,300 Air Force civilians across New York State to be furloughed, resulting in over $17 million in lost wages.
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed dismay at the news that the Sudanese President has pardoned an individual who aided in the escape of John Granville’s killers and pledged to work with the State Department to bring justice for the slain Buffalo native.
“Each year the State of the Union provides an opportunity for the President to lay out a framework for our National agenda and begin a discussion that will put us on a path to an even stronger America. A nation is only as strong as its infrastructure and a renewed focus on this nation’s human and physical infrastructure is long overdue.
In advance of hearings on strengthening hydrocodone regulation, Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking that the personal experiences of those testifying, including that of Western New Yorker, Avi Israel, be taken into serious consideration as policy considerations are made.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has added his name as a cosponsor of legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) confirmed that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Inspector General has initiated a review of the circumstances surrounding the reuse of insulin pens at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo.
“More than 17 million people lost loved ones, homes, businesses or were otherwise directly affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. Recovery will be a long and challenging road for our neighbors in the Northeast only made more difficult by the Speaker’s decision to turn his back on those hurting most. Congress acted swiftly in 2005, approving aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in just 10 days.