Higgins speaks on House floor in support of SHIELD Act
On the eve of New York State’s first ever early voting, which runs from October 26th to November 3rd, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the House floor to express his support for legislation he cosponsored that includes measures aimed at closing loopholes that allow foreign governments and individuals to spend money in and influence American elections.
Bills Lowering Prescription Drug Costs and Providing Training for Health Care Industry Jobs Also Approved by Committee
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) participated in a markup hearing held by the House Ways and Means Committee which advanced five bills that lower the cost of prescription drugs, expand Medicare coverage for vision, dental, and hearing services, and create more opportunity and jobs in health care. Those bills are:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Linwood Lafayette Senior Apartments in Buffalo, a new $11.6 million affordable housing development with 37 apartments for older New Yorkers. The development will also include support services that allow people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to live independently.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives in solidarity with thousands of United Auto Workers who have spent the last five weeks on strike following the expiration of their contract with General Motors in September.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Town of West Seneca and West Seneca Fire District 3 have been awarded federal grants totaling $401,428 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls officials opened the Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground. The new play space was designed for children of all mobility and behavioral abilities and gained community support via the Niagara Falls Community Development Department’s participatory budgeting process.
Award from Department of Justice Comes From the Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System Program
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded the University at Buffalo a grant award for $834,177 to conduct research on health effects experienced among police officers.
Award to Increase Mental Health Services Available to Students & Address School-Based Mental Health Professional Shortage
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie in announcing a federal grant through the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, was joined by Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Susan Wild (D-PA) to introduce H.R.
Over 60 Local Hispanic Vietnam Veterans Honored, Special Recognition for Sergeant First Class “Doc” Acevedo & Dr. Hector Nava, Both Served As Healthcare Providers on the Battlefield & Here at Home
Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY President Casimiro Rodriguez Accepts Military Medals Earned by His Brother, the Late Gabriel A. Rodriguez