Bill Makes Investments in Homeland Security, Transportation, the Environment & Other Federal Programs Important to WNY
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.
Legislation Provides Americans Age 50-64 Access to Medicare
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.
Bill Makes Kids Korner Childcare Services at Buffalo VA Permanent
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.
Bipartisan Leaders Commit to Collaboration on the Fight Against Cancer in the 116th Congress
The bill would expand benefits, cut taxes for seniors, and ensure program remains solvent until 2100
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.
Bill Would Make Kids Korner at Buffalo VA Permanent
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) in introducing the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, legislation which would make permanent the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program and expand it so that veterans across the nation who are primary caretakers have a convenient, cost-free option for child care when they have VA medical appointments.