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Feb 27, 2019 Press Release
Four Arts Organizations Will Receive Federal Funding

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded federal funding to several Western New York organizations.

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo, of Niagara Falls, with the medals he earned while serving in the United States Army 69 years ago.  


Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
House Poised to Vote on Background Check Legislation This Week

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday to support two measures that the House is expected to vote on this week to close background check loopholes in federal law.


Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) issued the following statement upon House passage of H.J.Res 46, a resolution blocking President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to fund his border wall:


Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
Bill Makes Investments in Homeland Security, Transportation, the Environment & Other Federal Programs Important to WNY

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved a spending agreement, which funds several federal departments and programs through September 30, 2019, the end of the federal fiscal year.  Action by both the House and the Senate, followed by a signature by the President, will avert another government shutdown like the one recently orchestrated by the President. 

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

“This Presidential declaration for what amounts to a non-emergency is an unnecessary and unproductive means to address concerns at our border.   This action motivated purely by politics represents an overreach by President Trump that erodes our democracy’s Constitutional foundation and disrespects our balance of powers.


Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has been named by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as Chair of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group, a coalition of elected leaders from both the United States and Canada committed to advancing dialog and policies of mutual interest.  This is a new role for Higgins, a long-time member of the group. 

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Provides Americans Age 50-64 Access to Medicare

In a news conference on Capitol Hill, Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Peter Welch (VT-AL) announced plans to introduce the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act.

Feb 8, 2019 Press Release
Bill Makes Kids Korner Childcare Services at Buffalo VA Permanent

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage through the House of Representatives of H.R. 840, the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, by a vote of 400-9.

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

Habiba Mohamed was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, where her parents lived after fleeing the war in Somalia.  She lived in the camp for most of her childhood years, until the age of 14 when her family was resettled in Buffalo, New York.  Congressman Higgins first came to know Habiba when she took an internship in his Buffalo district office while attending college.