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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.

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) provided the following reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“The past few years have been mired by a haphazard agenda driven by hurtful rhetoric and policies that divide America.  Tonight President Trump is calling for unity.  It is time he lead by example. 

Feb 4, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Leaders Commit to Collaboration on the Fight Against Cancer in the 116th Congress

The nation’s fight against cancer has champions on the House of Representatives Cancer Caucus.  Leading the Caucus in the new Congress are Co-Chairs Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Peter King (R-NY-3), Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6), and Brian Fitzpatrick

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release
The bill would expand benefits, cut taxes for seniors, and ensure program remains solvent until 2100

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Congressman John Larson (CT-01) at a press conference on Wednesday to announce the reintroduction of The Social Security 2100 Act.  Over 200 Members have already signed on as cosponsors of the bill.

 

Jan 30, 2019 Press Release
Bill Would Make Kids Korner at Buffalo VA Permanent

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) in introducing the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, legislation which would make permanent the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program and expand it so that veterans across the nation who are primary caretakers have a convenient, cost-free option for child care when they have VA medical appointments.

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Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

On January 27, 1945 the concentration camps at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Monowitz were liberated.  Each year the date is recognized by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time to remember the victims and educate people about the horrors

Jan 23, 2019 Press Release
Bill Would End Hardships Imposed by the President’s Shutdown & Fund Border Security

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval by the House of Representatives of H.R. 648, a package of bills that re-opens the federal government and provides $1.6 billion toward border security measures.  This marks the 10th piece of legislation approved by the House aimed at ending the government shutdown.

Jan 22, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to Ingersoll Rand’s announcement that it will cut manufacturing jobs at the company’s facility in Cheektowaga, New York:

Jan 17, 2019 Press Release

 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to today’s deadline for North Aud Block proposals:

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