Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) issued the following statement upon House passage of H.J.Res 46, a resolution blocking President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to fund his border wall:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved a spending agreement, which funds several federal departments and programs through September 30, 2019, the end of the federal fiscal year. Action by both the House and the Senate, followed by a signature by the President, will avert another government shutdown like the one recently orchestrated by the President.
“This Presidential declaration for what amounts to a non-emergency is an unnecessary and unproductive means to address concerns at our border. This action motivated purely by politics represents an overreach by President Trump that erodes our democracy’s Constitutional foundation and disrespects our balance of powers.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has been named by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as Chair of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group, a coalition of elected leaders from both the United States and Canada committed to advancing dialog and policies of mutual interest. This is a new role for Higgins, a long-time member of the group.
In a news conference on Capitol Hill, Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Peter Welch (VT-AL) announced plans to introduce the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage through the House of Representatives of H.R. 840, the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, by a vote of 400-9.
Habiba Mohamed was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, where her parents lived after fleeing the war in Somalia. She lived in the camp for most of her childhood years, until the age of 14 when her family was resettled in Buffalo, New York. Congressman Higgins first came to know Habiba when she took an internship in his Buffalo district office while attending college.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) provided the following reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
“The past few years have been mired by a haphazard agenda driven by hurtful rhetoric and policies that divide America. Tonight President Trump is calling for unity. It is time he lead by example.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Congressman John Larson (CT-01) at a press conference on Wednesday to announce the reintroduction of The Social Security 2100 Act. Over 200 Members have already signed on as cosponsors of the bill.