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Oct 24, 2019 Press Release
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.

Oct 24, 2019 Press Release
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:

Oct 21, 2019 Press Release

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.

Oct 16, 2019 Press Release

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. 

Oct 16, 2019 Press Release

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).


Oct 15, 2019 Press Release

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.  

Oct 10, 2019 Press Release
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.

Oct 9, 2019 Press Release
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.

Oct 9, 2019 Press Release

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.

Oct 4, 2019 Press Release
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