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Mar 26, 2009 Press Release
According to published reports by the media, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has agreed to re-open discussions on Shared Border Management, a move that Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) says would devastate progress on a new Peace Bridge.
Mar 25, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The competition, initiated by Congress in 1982, includes hundreds of thousands of high school students from across the nation. One piece from each Congressional district will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The winning students are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Nation’s Capitol on June 24, 2009.
Mar 24, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) participated in a Ways & Means subcommittee hearing focused on Social Security Administration’s (SSA) large backlog in disability claims. The Subcommittee examined the impact of the backlog on applicants with severe disabilities and SSA’s plans for eliminating the backlog, including how the agency intends to use the additional funding that Congress has provided for the current fiscal year.
Mar 21, 2009 Press Release
In letters to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Governor Paterson, Congressman Brian Higgins is condemning the recent sweep of $306 million in NYPA funds to the State's general fund which he points out “took more resources out of Western New York in one day then the Niagara Power Project's relicensing settlement will invest here in fifty years.” In addition the Congressman is calling NYPA’s latest move to increase rates to customers unconscionable.
Mar 19, 2009 Press Release

A bill, cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), that will block big bonuses for executives was approved by the House of Representatives today.  The bill, titled Additional Tax on Bonuses Received from Certain TARP recipients (H.R. 1586) was filed by Chairman Rangel and several members of the Ways and Means Committee, on which Higgins serves. 

Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
A bill, cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), that would block big bonuses for executives is on the agenda for consideration by the House of Representatives today, Thursday, March 19. The bill, titled Additional Tax on Bonuses Received from Certain TARP recipients (H.R. 1586) was filed by Chairman Rangel and several members of the Ways and Means Committee, on which Higgins serves.
Mar 18, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is cosponsoring a resolution proclaiming Revolutionary War Hero General Casimir Pulaski an honorary citizen of the United States. The resolution, H.J. Res 26, was recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
Mar 18, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee for Irish Affairs, marked St. Patrick’s Day by meeting with leaders from Ireland visiting Capitol Hill.
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.
Mar 17, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) signed on as a cosponsor on two bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would protect taxpayers from paying for bonuses going to executives in companies receiving bailout money.

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