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Dec 1, 2021 Press Release
Announced on World AIDS Day, Over $731,000 in Annual Funding Will Support Primary Care for People Living with HIV

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $2.2 million over three years in federal funding for Evergreen Health. Funding in the amount of $731,362 will be provided to Evergreen annually through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Early Intervention Services Program.

Dec 1, 2021 Press Release
Accomplished Panel of Local Veterans Reviews High School Students Seeking Highly Competitive Academy Placement

Congressman Higgins with Service Academy Panel

Nov 30, 2021 Press Release
Grant Helps Address Community Mental Health Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $5 million awarded to BestSelf Behavioral Health.

Nov 29, 2021 Press Release
Program Would Give Veterans an Extra Layer of Protection During the Pandemic

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 5671, legislation that would provide all veterans with access to the influenza vaccine through U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health-care system for the 2021-2022 flu season.

Nov 28, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the House Floor during National Family Caregivers Month to emphasize the importance of legislation like the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act in providing support for caregivers and those impacted by the disease.

Nov 24, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Says Expanded Sites Are Needed to Meet Demand Created by Border Testing Policy and Rising Wave of Cases To Plan for the Future Higgins Also Wants Neighborhood Pharmacies included in Distribution of COVID Antiviral Drugs

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking the Biden Administration to make community pharmacies partners in the federal government’s COVID-19 testing and antiviral drug distribution programs.

Nov 22, 2021 Press Release
Legislation Ensures Education Benefits and Mental Health Services for Student Veterans and Veteran Dependents

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the approval of the Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act (S.1095), the Student Veteran Counseling Centers Eligibility Act (H.R. 4233), and the VITAL Assessment Act (H.R. 5516).

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) provided the following statement in response to announcements made by the Canadian government related to planned changes to border management policies. 

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release
Package Invests In America’s Future, Families and Jobs

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a-generation investment that rebuilds the middle class, supports seniors, lowers costs for families and creates jobs.

Nov 18, 2021 Press Release

During today’s meetings between North American Leaders, Northern Border Co-Chair Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) met with Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino to discuss topics of binational interest. The conversation included the need for bi-national coordination to allow for expedited cross-border passenger rail service.