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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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Feb 19, 2011 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted against the FY 2011 Continuing Budget Resolution (H.R.  1), which makes severe cuts to dozens of programs that directly impact the economic stability of Western New York.

Feb 14, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) provided initial reaction to President Obama’s 2012 federal budget released today.
Dec 16, 2010 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted for S. 3447, the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, making targeted and critical improvements to the New GI Bill for the 21st Century, which will provide a four-year college education for nearly 300,000 veterans enrolled in college this fall.

Oct 12, 2010 Press Release
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, has recognized Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.’s Head Start program as a "Center of Excellence." This is the first year this award has been designated and Chautauqua County is among the first ten Head Start programs nationwide to ever receive the award. COI’s Head Start program will receive additional funding over the next five years to expand their current school partnerships and provide outreach to other local and national Head Start and early childhood education programs and deepen its unique evidence-based practices.
Aug 24, 2010 Press Release

Today, the Department of Education announced that New York State is among the 10 winners receiving a Race to the Top grant totaling nearly $700 million in federal education funding to the state, made available through funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.   Of the second round winners, New York scored second only to Massachusetts.

Aug 10, 2010 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 1586, the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, fully-paid for legislation which provides $26.1 billion to save over 319,000 education, police and firefighter jobs, removes tax loopholes that encourage corporations to ship American jobs overseas, and reduces the deficit by $1.4 billion over the next decade.
Jul 12, 2010 Press Release

BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College was awarded a $400,000 federal grant to support its science education programs, including equipment and technology.  Sponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (D-27), the grant will be directed toward the college’s Institute for Autism Research (IAR). 

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.