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Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins Offers Amendment to Strip the Corporate Rate Deduction if the $4,000 Promised to American Workers Isn’t Delivered

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, introduced an amendment to the GOP tax bill to put in writing the $4,000 boost guaranteed to American workers by the backers of the bill.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) pushed back on proposals in the GOP tax bill that would provide a trillion dollar giveaway to companies making record profits at the expense of individual taxpayers.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Says: Bypass Corporate America and Give Breaks Directly to American Workers

House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Vice Ranking Member Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) questioned the logic behind the GOP strategy of giving major tax breaks to corporations with the assumption more will trickle down to American workers. 

Nov 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Argues, and Joint Committee on Taxation Chief Agrees, Bill Doesn’t Pass Treasury Secretary’s Own Mnuchin Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee began the process of deliberating the GOP Tax Reform bill, Vice Ranking Member Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) argued that the proposal’s primary beneficiary is the top 1%.  Higgins pointed out the tax overhaul fails to pass the standard advanced by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, that there would be no tax cu

Nov 6, 2017 Press Release

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

The November Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Lays Out Impact on WNY

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee tasked with tax policy oversight, responded to the release of the Republican Tax Reform Plan with remarks on the House Floor:

Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Vice Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, in hosting a forum focusing on ways that Congress can create economic opportunity in communities like Western New York.

Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined the Western New York community in mourning the loss of City of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner with a special tribute to the fallen officer and soldier on the Floor of the House of Representatives. 

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Oct 24, 2017 Press Release
Bill Expands Medicare to Serve as a Public Option for All Ages

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Jared Polis (CO-2) announce introduction of the House companion to the Senate Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017.  The Medicare-X Choice Act

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Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
Program Creating Jobs, Fueling Economic Renaissance & Breathing New Life into the Region’s Historic Buildings is at Risk of Elimination | In the Last 5 Years, Historic Tax Credits Were Used to Rehab Nearly 70 Landmarks in the Buffalo-Niagara Region Representing Investments Totaling Over $468 Million

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), economic development leaders, preservationists and others advancing adaptive reuse of Western New York’s historic properties, came together to stress the critical importance of maintaining federal Historic Tax Credits (HTC).  Higgins serves as Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, which oversees tax policy and will debate tax reform in

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