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Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the announcement of a new trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico: 

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has announced passage in the House of Representative of a package of bills addressing the nation’s Opioid crisis. H.R. 6, The Support for Patients and Communities Act, was sent to the Senate with a vote of 393 in favor and 8 against. It is expected to pass in the Senate.

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of October. 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 outreach schedule for October:

Friday, October 5th


Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) this week discussed a new report from the University of Michigan on the success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI was launched in 2010 with $2.5 billion in funding from Congress.

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release
Bill Also Funds Federal Government Through December 7, 2018

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of a legislative package providing funding for Defense, Labor, Health & Education Programs for federal fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1, 2018. The bill, H.R. 6157, also includes a continuing resolution, funding the federal government through December 7, 2018. 


Sep 26, 2018 Press Release
Legislation Preserves the Flight Safety Improvements Won by the Families of Flight 3407

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a 5-year reauthorization (H.R. 302) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release
Ways and Means Committee Members represent border-state dairy farmers that rely on access to Canadian market

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (WI-03), Suzan DelBene (WA-1), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to slow the pace of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations, and take the necessary time to come to a fair agreement with Canada on dairy export pricing.

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release
Nearly $600,000 Awarded Through Justice Department Office on Violence Against Women

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announce nearly $600,000 in federal grants to Trocaire College and Medaille College toward efforts to enhance awareness, prevention and response to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence.


Sep 25, 2018 Press Release
Team wins competitive bid to establish critical data center supporting other Moonshot projects

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Through a grant award provided by the Cancer MoonshotSM, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will support and advance some of the nation’s most ambitious cancer research projects.

Sep 24, 2018 Press Release
Vote on Legislation Scheduled This Week

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) Tom Reed (NY-23) and the families of Flight 3407 are calling for action to reauthorize the “One Level of Safety’ standards achieved in hard-fought legislation passed in 2010, following the crash of Continental Flight 3407.