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Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which he’s a cosponsor of, by a vote of 237-187. The bill takes several steps to protect Dreamers, those who were brought to the US as children of undocumented immigrants, and those with either Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which he’s a cosponsor of, by a vote of 237-187. The bill takes several steps to protect Dreamers, those who were brought to the US as children of undocumented immigrants, and those with either Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Mar 22, 2013 Press Release

“Today the Federal Aviation Administration announced tower closings at 149 airports across the United States.  Thankfully the Niagara Falls International Airport, which was previously on the list, is not among them.  While the tower has been spared from closure, our community is still suffering the impacts of sequestration, and threats to flight safety still exist.

Mar 19, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called an American Society of Civil Engineer’s analysis on the state of roads, bridges, and sewers in America as further evidence of the critical need for a serious investment in America’s infrastructure.  On Tuesday, March 19 the ASCE released their 2013 “Report Card” giving America a “D+” grade.     

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

On the fourth anniversary of the crash of Continental Flight 3407, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), and Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to make implementation of airline safety reforms a top priority. Specifically, the Members ask for timely implementation of provisions on pilot qualifications and crewmember training – regulations that are both long overdue and that would remedy one of the most serious errors contributing to the Flight 3407 crash. 

Nov 30, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is revising its policies related to public charter flights in response to hardships felt by consumers when charter operator Direct Air abruptly stopped service in March.  

Nov 29, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House Floor to encourage his colleagues in the House of Representatives to make adequate investments in transportation infrastructure that will positively impact communities for the future. 

Nov 15, 2012 Press Release

Representatives Brian Higgins, Kathy Hochul, Louise Slaughter and Tom Reed remained steadfast in their united fight for new flight safety rules following the crash of Flight 3407 in 2009.  Today the Western New York Congressmembers are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act with urgency and maintain nothing but the strongest standards as the Administration works to advance new rules for pilot training.  

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