Congressman Brian Higgins

Representing the 26th District of NEW YORK

Press Releases

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. 

Jul 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of July.  Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.

The July Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Tuesday, July 11th 

10:00am-12:00pm

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
Threats Remain as House and Senate Markup FAA Reauthorization

While draft reauthorization legislation for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not currently include changes to the aviation safety reforms made since the crash of Flight 3407, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said threats to flight safety remain with potential amendments circulating that would dismantle requirements under current law. 

Jun 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement related to the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services Panel process, focusing on the Buffalo Central Terminal, slated for next week:

 

Jun 19, 2017 Press Release
President’s Changes to U.S.-Cuba Relationship Creates Uncertain Future for Promising Cancer Treatment

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed great concern that President Trump’s rollback of United States policies with Cuba implemented under President Obama that opened up new opportunities for trade, tourism and business relationships between the two nations may hurt the United States economy and threaten the future of promising cancer research underway at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 

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Jun 15, 2017 Press Release
President Expected to Announce Changes Friday

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is expressing great concern in anticipation of President Trump’s scaling back of U.S. – Cuban policies that opened the door to tourism, trade and business opportunities.  The President is expected to announce the details of his policy change in Miami on Friday. 

 

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) issued the following statement in response to a shooting this morning at a practice for the annual Congressional baseball game:

“We are thinking of our colleagues after a horrible attack on members of Congress, staff and Capitol Police and wishing all a full and speedy recovery.

Jun 12, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Advocates for Redevelopment of 20 Acres of Property That Now Sits Vacant & Dilapidated

Perry Street stretches from HarborCenter in Downtown Buffalo through the Cobblestone District and into South Buffalo’s Old First Ward.  Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) travels the 1.1 mile route frequently and, troubled by the vacant and deteriorating conditions of publicly owned property in the area, is proposing a plan to help the neighborhood reach its great potential. 

Jun 9, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Says Massive Tax Cut for Insurance Executives, While Patient Costs Continue to Rise, Is Not Acceptable Healthcare Reform

At a hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) questioned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, M.D. about the absurdity of including exorbitant tax breaks for health insurance executives in the Republican health care bill.