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Education is one of the most powerful tools we can give our children. From early education all the way through graduate studies and beyond, Brian strongly believes that all students should be given an equal chance to succeed. In order to prepare students to enter the workforce, Higgins has been a strong advocate for math and science education, in addition to workforce training programs, to give students the marketable skills they need to compete in a globalized economy. Brian has also been outspoken on the need to make higher education more affordable to reduce the skyrocketing education debt burden faced by so many recent graduates. 

 

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Apr 14, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) marked National Library Week (April 11-17) by reminding residents of the resources available through local and national libraries.

“Libraries, through their branch locations and online services, provide an abundance of free learning and entertainment opportunities,” said Congressman Higgins. “Library Week is a reminder to take a new look of the latest resources available to us all.”

Mar 22, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve historical reforms to federal student loan programs that will utilize taxpayer savings and expand college aid while reducing the federal deficit.

Mar 15, 2010 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, "An Artistic Discovery."  This year Congressman Higgins is asking local high school artists to submit work that focuses on themes associated with the 2010 Census or Western New York.

Mar 4, 2010 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 4247, the Keeping All Students Safe Act, an historic piece of legislation which provides federal oversight and accountability to protect students.

Mar 4, 2010 Press Release

Yesterday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 4247, the Keeping All Students Safe Act, an historic piece of legislation which provides federal oversight and accountability to protect students.

Jan 27, 2010 Press Release
“In the history of this nation we have seen eight recessions and seven recoveries and with each, Americans have found opportunity amongst the challenge. Some of our greatest success stories, companies like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, GE and Disney, were all born during some of this country’s most difficult times. Tonight we heard a President that is hopeful, and one who understands that resurgence will require a focus on meeting the demands necessary in today’s new world economy.
Jan 21, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) provided the following resources that allow local residents to stay connected to his efforts locally and in Washington, DC. In addition, the Congressman provided other useful links for federal and local information.
Jan 19, 2010 Press Release

“Today’s meeting involved a good discussion about the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan and the university’s role in the economic development of our community.

“We agree that the planned move of UB’s five health-related schools to Downtown Buffalo is an immediate priority, representing a great opportunity to jump-start an innovation-based economy and we will work to examine additional opportunities toward this goal.

Jan 16, 2010 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is urging the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) to increase the University’s footprint in downtown Buffalo and suggesting they start by demonstrating their commitment to the city’s core and assuming responsibility for reuse of the Statler Tower.
Dec 17, 2009 Press Release
This week Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the House of Representatives in approving the Fiscal Year 2010 Omnibus Appropriation Act and Defense Appropriation bill. This legislation, along with the Energy & Water and Interior & Environment bills approved earlier this fall, will deliver over $22.858 million for projects in Western New York.

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