Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release
In Budget Hearing Higgins Objects to Medicare Cuts, Leads Introduction of Amendments Investing in Infrastructure and Clean Air & Water

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, objected to the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution introduced by House Republicans this week which slashes Medicare and fails to invest in the growth of the American Economy. 

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
In April the Congressman & Assemblymember Pushed ECHDC to Take Necessary Steps to Expedite Construction

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for construction on Canalside’s South Aud Block.  In April Higgins and Ryan stood near the property urging Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) to take t

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release
North American Free Trade Agreement Changes Currently Under Consideration By Congress & the White House

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said American jobs and infrastructure should be the primary consideration in any plan to re-work the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release
Funds to Help Address Families Impacted by Opioid Epidemic; Emphasis Placed on Effective Treatment and Family Preservation

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced a 5-year federal grant totaling $2,125,000 for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court Enhancement Initiative.  New funds will pair the authority of the court system with compassionate, proven treatment services toward the goal of improving the family unit and advancing

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the North Tonawanda Fire Department has been awarded $250,010 in grant funding through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  This significant federal award will allow the North Tonawanda Fire Department to purchase 50 new Self-Contained Breath Apparatus (SCBA) units, equipment firefighters wear to provide

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
Prohibits Consideration of Legislation with Budgetary Implications Until CBO Analysis is Released


Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

Two researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently received grants totaling more than $2 million [$2,420,152] from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to investigate an underlying cause of why some breast cancers recur and to develop a new treatment for melanoma.

Jul 11, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to Donald Trump, Jr.’s actions and emails released today:

“For months the Trump Administration, family and associates have denied Russian involvement in the U.S. election and any coordination on their part.  The emails released today by The New York Times and Donald Trump, Jr. himself demonstrate that was completely untrue.  Clearly, the President’s son knew of Russia’s interest in getting involved in the U.S.

Jul 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced three federal grants totaling over $2.42 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for nurse training programs at the University at Buffalo (UB) and community health services in Western New York.