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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Calls for Important Economic Development Tool to be Preserved in GOP Tax Bill

In remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, continued the push to preserve Historic Tax Credits.

Dec 4, 2017 Press Release
With Continued Growth & Investment, $35 Million Impact Projected to Double Over the Next Three Years

Elected, cultural and tourism leaders from the greater-Niagara region unveiled the results of a comprehensive rider survey and economic study detailing the Discover Niagara Shuttle’s impact on the local economy. 

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release
Federal Funding Awarded on World AIDS Day

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $330,075 in federal funding for Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). The grant, announced on World AIDS Day, is awarded through the Ryan White Outpatient Early Intervention Services Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
Senate Vote Expected This Week, House to Vote on Conference Bill Early Next Week

As GOP leaders speed closer to passing tax legislation, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) warned of the impact the bill will have on higher education and healthcare in America:

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Calls on NYPA to Assume Responsibility for Reconnecting Niagara Falls Neighborhoods With Their Waterfront; Fund Waterfront Access Components of Niagara Opportunity Area Plan & Cleanup of Vacant Industrial Property

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood along the edge of the Niagara River to lay out a vision to sustain momentum along the City of Niagara Falls waterfront.  

Nov 20, 2017 Press Release
Burstein, Higgins laud grant from U.S. Office on Women’s Health; ECDOH, Neighborhood Health Center, Seneca Nation to build capacity to implement universal substance abuse screening, intervention, referral to treatment for women age 15-44 years

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”), in partnership with Neighborhood Health Centers and the Seneca Nation Health System, has received a 3-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to address the prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women.

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
Western New York Takes a Hit in Sweeping Tax Package

Congressman Brian Higgins, Vice Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the GOP tax bill a “hit on fundamental fairness” before casting vote against the tax package. 

Higgins repeatedly expressed concern that the legislation pays for tax benefits for wealthy corporations at the expense of hardworking Americans and communities like Western New York. 

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
House Vote on GOP Tax Bill Scheduled for Thursday

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood up for Western New York and working families in opposition to the House of Representatives GOP Tax bill (H.R. 1) which is slated for a vote on Thursday, November 16, 2017, just two weeks after the legislation was introduced.

Nov 10, 2017 Press Release

In advance of Veterans Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced introduction of the Access to Military Service Records Act (H.R. 4325), legislation which would eliminate the fee associated with obtaining military records.   

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release
House GOP Tax Bill Eliminates Successful Program that Boosts Economic Investment and Jobs

During a House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing on the GOP tax bill, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) fought to save Historic Tax Credits – a program preserving architecturally significant historic buildings, reviving cities and creating jobs across America.