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May 5, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called the Republican move to ram through repeal of the Affordable Care Act a display of Congressional incompetence with heartbreaking consequences for the American people. 

May 3, 2017 Press Release


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and a majority of Members in the House of Representatives by a vote of 309-118 approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act.  The bill appropriates $1.070 trillion to fund federal programs through September 30, 2017. 


May 3, 2017 Press Release

With a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still possible as soon as this week, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the House Floor opposing the proposed legislation that dismantles protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

May 2, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the House of Representatives Floor in support of the bipartisan Congressional budget agreement’s expansion of the Nation’s investment in medical research.  The proposed budget, under consideration by Congress this week, includes $34.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is $2 billion more than the 2016 enacted level, providing fu

May 1, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) to provide a full accounting of the expenditure of funding provided for Buffalo waterfront development through the federal relicensing settlement with the New York Power Authority (NYPA).  Higgins made the formal request in a letter to ECHDC in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

May 1, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of May.  Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office is available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.

Below is the May Congress on Your Corner schedule:

Monday, May 1st, 10:00am - 12:00pm

May 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko and Brian Higgins today announced that the Omnibus Appropriations package, which is set to pass Congress, raises the lifetime funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to $12 million.