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Brian has long said that health care needs a start, not a finish. With the passage of the 2009 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, our nation took a critical first step by giving millions of Americans access to health insurance, including those who had never had access before, like individuals with pre-existing conditions, and making sure that the high cost of medical treatments do not force families into bankruptcy. Brian supports efforts in Congress to come together across the aisle and improve the law, bringing down the cost curve and making the quality of care better for all Americans. 

 

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Jun 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo have been awarded $ 1,346,463 in grants made available through Recovery Act funding authorized for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

“Research dollars are essential in the development of today’s treatments that lead to tomorrow’s cures,” said Congressman Higgins.  “These grants provide a significant new investment into the cutting-edge activities happening every day by Roswell Park and UB at Buffalo’s Medical Campus.”

May 12, 2009 Press Release

Today, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will introduce the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, a bill to require health insurance coverage for intravenous/injectable and orally-administered cancer pills at the same rate.

May 5, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs (VA) calling for the establishment of the nation’s first Regional Job Training and Placement Center at Buffalo’s Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired.   

May 1, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) President and CEO Dr. Donald Trump and WCA Hospital President and CEO Betsy Wright announced the launch of a joint radiation therapy program made available to residents in Chautauqua County and northern Pennsylvania with the help of a federal grant used to purchase new state-of-the-art conference equipment.
Apr 29, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve S. Con Res 13, the Budget Resolution Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2010. The Conference Report is a document that resolves differences between budgetary legislation agreed to in the House of Representatives and the Senate and outlines economic plans for our nation’s future. 

Apr 23, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been awarded over $2.2 million in Recovery Act funding for new research and technology initiatives in Western New York.
Apr 20, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined the American Cancer Society in issuing a “Road To Recovery Challenge.” The goal of the project is to recruit 50 new volunteer drivers for the American Cancer Society’s service program. “Road to Recovery” links patients in need of a ride to cancer treatments with volunteers willing to donate their time and the use of their car to provide free transportation.
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted in favor of a 2010 federal budget that serves as a long term economic plan that will get our economy working again and put us on a path towards renewed prosperity.
Mar 18, 2009 Press Release
At a hearing of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Congressman Brian Higgins advocated for Congress to authorize a Federal 2010 budget that doubles funding for cancer research, sending a clear message of America’s commitment to fighting this deadly disease.
Feb 25, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which contains nine 2009 appropriations bills.

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