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Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Supports Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the approval of H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020. The bill seeks to resolve disparities in access to maternal healthcare among rural and minority populations.

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Protects Against Discrimination Based on Hair Texture or Style

Congressman Brian Higgins (N-26) announced the House of Representatives approved HR 5309, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act.  The bill explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of hair texture or style, commonly experienced by Black Americans. 

Sep 21, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Service Academy Representatives to Provide Admission Information at Virtual Meeting on October 7

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2020, a virtual opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.

Sep 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). This bipartisan bill would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and job applicants.

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release
On News of U.S. – Canada Travel Ban Extension

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to multiple news reports indicating the travel ban will be extended between the United States and Canada:

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release
State Receives Zero Capital Grants Under the BUILD Program; WNY Submitted Applications for Cars Sharing Main Street Project & Niagara Falls State Park Bridge Replacement

Congressman Calls for a Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment to Stimulate the Economy

Sep 15, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Supports Continued Efforts to Desegregate Schools

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage of H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act, which provides grants to communities for the purpose of improving the diversity of public schools.

Sep 15, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York

Congressman Brian Higgins provided remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of the Hispanic community in Western New York and across the country. 

Sep 14, 2020 Press Release
Leaders Say Consequences of Inaction Are Dire for Working Families & the Economy

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa expressed great concern that failure to provide federal aid to state and local governments in response to the ongoing coronavirus health emergency will leave local municipalities with steep challenges leading to further unemployment and economic hardship for Western New Yorkers. 

Sep 14, 2020 Press Release
Latest Travel Ban Directive Set to Expire September 21st

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke during a House of Representatives Ways & Means committee hearing last week blaming the Trump Administration’s chaotic and failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the ongoing U.S.-Canada border closure set to expire next week.