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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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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM:

I recently supported the CARES Act, which included nearly $350 billion in financial assistance called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This program acts as a bridge for small businesses that retain employees and pay employees.

Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced residents can now check the status of direct payments provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Today the U.S.

Apr 13, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced grants are available through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to provide financial assistance for local arts organizations impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Congress included $75 million in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support the arts industry.

Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) detailed the U.S. Treasury’s plan for distribution of direct payments to Americans provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by Congress on March 27th.

Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced several Western New York communities are slated to receive a combined $1,019,019 in federal funding to assist public safety agencies with the emergency response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“For first responders, risk comes with the job but this virus creates a whole new level of uncertainty,” said Higgins.  “They dedicate themselves to protecting us and we need to make sure they have the resources to protect themselves and the communities they serve.”

Apr 9, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Western New York college students and institutions are scheduled to receive more than $68.8 million dollars in federal funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by Congress on March 27th.

Apr 9, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is providing details on the programs made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help non-profit organizations respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced new federal resources to help federally qualified health clinics in Western New York respond to COVID-19. Three local clinics will receive a total of $2,589,795 in new emergency federal funding authorized by the House of Representatives on March 27th. 

Higgins said, “Our local community health centers are a critical piece of our response to this public health crisis. We need them to be well funded, well supplied and well staffed to ensure that all of our residents have access to care.” 

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Apr 6, 2020 Press Release

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Congress has taken swift action, through three funding packages, to provide emergency relief hospitals, communities and workers. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) provided the following summary of the resources available to families and students.

Direct Payments

Apr 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, April 3, 2020, House Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01), Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Ways and Means Members Reps. Bradley S.

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