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Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.J.Res.79, Removing the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The House Joint Resolution would remove the 1982 deadline set by the 92nd Congress and allow the Equal Rights Amendment to be ratified into the Constitution by three-fourths of the States.

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release
Winning Piece to be on Display in the Hall to the U.S. Capitol

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. This nationwide art competition highlights the significance of art education in our nation’s schools by showcasing the work of our country’s most gifted young artists.

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House Committee on Ways and Means has approved the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826).  The bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Higgins, improves transparency and provides better protections for patients facing medical bills.

Feb 11, 2020 Press Release
A Decade Later Pilot Record Database Still Not in Place; Inspector General Announces Audit of Pilot Training Requirements This Week

As Western New York prepares to mark the tragic anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the federal government to persist in demanding the highest level of safety for airline passengers.  Higgins voice comes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is delayed in implementing the changes required in legislation following the crash, and as new

Feb 11, 2020 Press Release
Local Economy, Seniors, Cancer Research, Public Safety, Students & Environment Take Major Hit in Trump Budget

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, provided in an analysis of the Trump Budget, released this week, the devastating impact it would have on the people, neighborhoods and economy of Western New York.

Feb 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 5687, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act. The legislation provides $4.67 billion in emergency assistance to support Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 237-161.

Feb 7, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release
On Trump Administration Policy Excluding All New Yorkers from New Enrollment in Trusted Traveler Program

“White House actions against New York and Western New York trusted travelers are punitive and unacceptable. We are already receiving calls from Western New York residents in the final stages of trusted traveler enrollment who are being turned away today, and others confused as a result of this hasty, heavy handed and ill-conceived decision.

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release
Provision Requiring USPS to Prepay Retiree Benefits 75 Years in Advance Has Overburdened the System, Forced Cuts & Closures

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announces approval of the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382).  The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Higgins, repeals the requirement for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to prepay future retirement benefits.

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release
Under Bill Approved by House Funding to Grow to $475 Million by 2026

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a major increase in funding for the Great Lakes.  Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act (H.R. 4031).