NOAA Warns of Significant Harmful Algal Bloom, Which Are Toxic to People & Animals, in Lake Erie
In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for swift action in response to new warning about toxic algae threatening the health of the Great Lakes and the communities around them.
Legislation Provides for Permanent Authorization of Program Supporting Responders to September 11th Terrorist Attack
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved legislation extending authorization and funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Higgins, a cosponsor of the bill (H.R.
Butch Lewis Act passes in Ways and Means Committee, referred to full House
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, passed the House Ways & Means Committee and will now be considered by the full House of Representatives. Also known as the Butch Lewis Act, H.R.
House Legislation Would Give Medicare Patients Full Access to Chiropractic Care, Offer Non-Drug Alternatives for Pain Management
This week, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) introduced the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019. The legislation provides patients enrolled in Medicare with access to the full range of licensed services provided by Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs).
Satellite Office Hours Scheduled in Tonawanda & Niagara Falls
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.
Tuesday, July 9th
10:00am – 11:30am
John Duke Center
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $2,853,778 to the Niagara Falls Water Board for improvements to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Feds Recently Proposed Cutting Payment Rates For New York Hospitals In High-Wage Areas; Adjustments Would Cripple Upstate Urban & Rural Hospitals
Bill provides funding for paper ballots, election security measures
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections Act of 2019. The bill passed the House by a vote of 225-184, and will move on to consideration in the Senate.
“The distressing photos and accounts from within child detention facilities and at sites along the Rio Grande River and elsewhere at the border serve to underscore the wrong-headed and inhumane nature of this Administration’s policies toward asylum seekers and immigrants in general.
Project Led by the Vision Research Center at the Buffalo VA Medical Center
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced VA Western New York Healthcare System (Buffalo VA Medical Center) has received a $684,254 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pursue research on blast-induced eye damage in active military personnel and veterans.