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May 14, 2019 Press Release
Winning Piece Headed to U.S. Capitol

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition.  This year Congressman Higgins received over 40 pieces of artwork from students from 11 local high schools. 


May 10, 2019 Press Release
Satellite Office Hours Scheduled in Buffalo, Amherst & Niagara Falls

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of May. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.


Friday, May 10th

10:30am - 12:30pm

Hispanics United of Buffalo

May 8, 2019 Press Release
Letter Comes After Department Announced Plans to Divert CBP Officers from Northern Border to Southern Border

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), who serve as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, are leading a push to ensure U.S.

May 6, 2019 Press Release
Reps. Higgins and Sensenbrenner Introduce Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act

Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) was joined by representatives from People Inc., Western New York Independent Living and the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology to announce federal legislation to make it easier for individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions to access specialized wheelchairs and adaptive equipment technology.  Reps.

May 3, 2019 Press Release
Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act Introduced

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced introduction of bipartisan legislation to fix a new provision of the tax code hurting the families of our fallen military. 

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would commit United States to carbon reduction goals detailed in 2015 Paris Climate Accord

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. H.R.

May 1, 2019 Press Release
Final Open House Scheduled for Plan to Improve 180 Acres Along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor

In remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) credited a federal infrastructure investment, converting a crumbling, one-way Fuhrmann Boulevard into the Outer Harbor Parkway, with serving as a catalyst in Buffalo’s waterfront build out. The progress that continues is transforming Buffalo’s image and creating new economic opportunity.

Apr 29, 2019 Press Release
AmeriCorps Builds Lives Through Education Program to Partner With Early Childhood Programs in Erie & Niagara Counties to Build Math Skills in Preschool Aged Students

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. Executive Director Kate Sarata and other partners to announce a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for a new early intervention effort to provide a foundation that prepares preschool children for success in mathematics.

Apr 26, 2019 Press Release
$2 Million Award to Facilitate New Tools to Support Recovery and Save Lives

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz were joined by Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah to announce a new federal grant to expand services and support for Buffalo Opioid Intervention Court (OIC) participants.  The $2 million award to the Erie County Department of Mental Health, provided through the U.S.

Apr 26, 2019 Press Release
Three Studies Aim to Improve Veteran Treatment, Health and Care

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) Executive Director Michael J. Swartz and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Environmental Health at the University of Buffalo, Dr.