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Jul 12, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives to advocate for passage of H.R.4444, commonly known as the Butch Lewis Act.

Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

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.


Below is the July Congress on Your Corner schedule:

Tuesday, July 10th


Jul 3, 2018 Press Release
Successful Redevelopment of Buffalo’s Waterfront Celebrated with “Wedding of the Waters” Ceremony

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) today announced the 10th anniversary of Canalside, which historically was the western terminus of the Erie Canal and today has become a rich site of development, revival, and activity in Buffalo.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

“Sheriff Tom Higgins was a dear friend of mine and of this community.  He leaves behind an exceptional legacy of service as the most accomplished law enforcement leader of his generation.  Sheriff Higgins was a community protector and an American patriot.  He served with honor in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and came home to begin a more than 40-year distinguished career

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to address the harmful immigration actions of the Trump Administration.  This comes in response to the recent White House directive separating refugee children from their families and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Muslim ban. 

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
Provision Would Support $1 Trillion Over 5 Years


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, offered an amendment to the GOP 2019 Budget proposal that would allow for $1 trillion for investments in America’s infrastructure. 

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release
2019 Budget Cuts Medicare, Social Security, Infrastructure Investments

During a markup hearing of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was critical of the GOP 2019 Budget plan, introduced this week, calling it destructive to hardworking Americans. 


The GOP Budget Plan:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Is Leading Legislation to Expand A Medicare Option to More Americans

With the Justice Department refusing to defend protections for those with pre-existing conditions, the Trump Administration releasing a new rule providing junk insurance and a new push for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) says now is the time to approve legislation allowing Americans to buy into Medicare early.  

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a pair of bills aimed at providing additional support to women veterans and veterans engaged in the veteran treatment court program.