Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the new Lakeside Complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The 20-acre site includes a new bike park, event lawn, trail for walking or cycling and beautiful landscaping to attract more visitors and residents to the city's waterfront.
Families of Fallen Soldiers Saw Steep Tax Increase Under New Tax Law
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved legislation that includes a provision to fix a flaw in the new federal tax law which created steep tax increases for families of fallen servicemembers. Higgins was among a bipartisan group leading legislation to correct the problem.
The SECURE Act Improves Options to Save for Retirement, Fixes Gold Star Family Tax Increases
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019.
Legislation Addressing Suicide Prevention, Housing, Career Transition, Health & Mental Health Services Passes in the House
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage through the House of Representatives of several bills aimed at helping veterans. The legislation addresses issues ranging from health care and transitional services, with a strong emphasis on suicide prevention.
Bill Including Tax Fix for Gold Star Families Set for Vote This Week
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the Floor of the House of Representatives calling for swift approval of legislation to fix a provision of the new tax law which created steep tax increases on benefits for families of fallen soldiers. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, bipartisan legislation (H.R. 2481) which corrects the problem.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the news that the United States and Canada have reached an agreement to lift 232 duties on steel and aluminum within the next two days:
Legislation Extends Protections from Discrimination to LGBTQ Americans
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that ensures LGBTQ Americans are equally protected from discrimination under federal law. Higgins is an original sponsor of the bill which was introduced by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI-1) and has a total of 240 cosponsors.
The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act takes steps aimed at lowering prices & promoting competition
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives passed H.R. 987, The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, by a vote of 234-183. The legislation combines seven bills that take action to lower the costs of prescription drugs as well as promote competition from generic alternatives.
In Bipartisan Letter, 24 Members Call For Implementation of Safety Measure Included in 2010 Law, Based on Lessons Learned Following Crash of Flight 3407
Western New York Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Chris Collins (R-NY-27), Tom Reed (R-NY-23) and Joe Morelle (D-NY-25) are leading a letter signed by 24 members of the House of Representatives pushing for full implementation of the Pilot Records Database (PRD) required in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill of 2010. This electronic database would provide inf
Bill Extends Benefits to Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House passage of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. The bill, of which Congressman Higgins is one of 333 bipartisan cosponsors, was approved with unanimous support.