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Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Erie and Niagara Counties have each been awarded $325,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, said, “the border between the United States and Canada represents the longest bi-national land boundary in the world and presents unique challenges.  This funding helps local and federal agencies coordinate protection and response measures.”

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved legislation extending authorization and funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.  Higgins, a cosponsor of the bill (H.R. 1327), spoke on the Floor in support of the legislation that makes resources available to those who have suffered health consequences or died as a result of the terrorist attack on 9/11.

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 3401) addressing the humanitarian emergency at the southern border. The legislation provides funding to address inadequate food, water, medical supplies and refugee support services for children and adults. 

Jun 11, 2019 Press Release

House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) & Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released a letter sent to House appropriation leaders supporting the addition of 1,846 new positions within Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including 1,200 CBP officers.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the news that the United States and Canada have reached an agreement to lift 232 duties on steel and aluminum within the next two days:

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), who serve as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, are leading a push to ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maintain strong staffing levels at airports and Ports of Entry between the United States and Canada.  The move comes following a recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of plans to transfer CBP officers stationed along the northern border and U.S. airports to posts at the southern border.

Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is objecting to the Administration’s plan to relocate Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers currently stationed in airports and on the border between the United States and Canada to serve along the southern border. 

 

Mar 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) will co-chair the Northern Border Caucus for the 116th Congress. The working group is comprised of a bipartisan assembly of Members of the House of Representatives committed to addressing the policies integral to the relationship between the United States and Canada.

Oct 19, 2011 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) welcomed the news that seniors in Western New York can expect a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2012.  On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 the Social Security Administration officially announced next year’s COLA will be 3.6 percent. The increase, which is based on the Consumer Price Index, is the first since 2009.

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.