New ASCE Report Gives US Infrastructure a C- Grade
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said release of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure should be an urgent call to action. The report, issued on March 3, gives US infrastructure a C- grade overall.
Package Delivers $1.9 Trillion in COVID Disaster Relief
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved the American Rescue Plan, an approximately $1.9 trillion package providing COVID relief to American families, businesses and communities.
Bill Funds Niagara Falls National Heritage Area & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved legislation that includes the National Heritage Area Act, authorizing $750,000 per year for each National Heritage Area, including the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, through fiscal 2036.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced federal grants totaling $65,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the following four local organizations: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo String Works, and Hallwalls.
Congressman Advocated for Vacancies to be Filled with People Committed to Protecting the Future of USPS Services
President Joe Biden announced three nominees to fill vacant seats on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who has been pushing for new leadership, released the following statement:
Bill Extending Civil Rights Protections Has Vast Support
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, announced passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that ensures LGBTQ Americans are equally protected from discrimination under federal law.
Congressman Points to Skyway, Kensington, Scajaquada & Robert Moses Parkway As Opportunities Fitting Biden Agenda to Right Transportation Wrongs
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), under the new leadership of President Joe Biden and Secretary Pete Buttigieg, is looking to Build Back Better with an aggressive infrastructure agenda. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is telling Secretary Buttigieg, that work can start right here in Western New York.
“The US-Canada Partnership Roadmap” Outlines A Way Forward
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to today’s bilateral meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Bilateral Meeting Re-opens Dialogue on Matters of Significant & Mutual Interest
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, welcomed the bilateral meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Medicare-X Proposal Would Allow all Americans to Purchase a Public Health Insurance Plan Through the Popular Medicare Program
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) led the reintroduction of the Medicare-X Choice Act, legislation to create a public option health plan available for purchase on the individual and small business exchanges. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Senators Michael Bennet (CO) and Tim Kaine (VA) joined Rep.