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Dec 15, 2017 Press Release
On the House Floor Congressman Celebrates Navy Ship Commissioning

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed the United States Navy’s latest vessel, the USS Little Rock, in formal remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives.  The ship, which is currently docked at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park, will be officially commissioned in Buffalo, New York on December 16, 2017. 

Dec 13, 2017 Press Release
FCC Scheduled to Vote on Repeal of Consumer-Friendly Federal Internet Rules

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is cosponsoring The Save Net Neutrality Act (H.R. 4585) a bill, introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proceeding through the process of repealing Net Neutrality rules. 

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released its beta test of its online Pilot Records Database (PRD). The PRD will expedite the sharing of pilot records to help commercial airlines and operators make informed hiring decisions.

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Calls for Important Economic Development Tool to be Preserved in GOP Tax Bill

In remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, continued the push to preserve Historic Tax Credits.

Dec 4, 2017 Press Release
With Continued Growth & Investment, $35 Million Impact Projected to Double Over the Next Three Years

Elected, cultural and tourism leaders from the greater-Niagara region unveiled the results of a comprehensive rider survey and economic study detailing the Discover Niagara Shuttle’s impact on the local economy. 

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release
Federal Funding Awarded on World AIDS Day

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $330,075 in federal funding for Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). The grant, announced on World AIDS Day, is awarded through the Ryan White Outpatient Early Intervention Services Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
Senate Vote Expected This Week, House to Vote on Conference Bill Early Next Week

As GOP leaders speed closer to passing tax legislation, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) warned of the impact the bill will have on higher education and healthcare in America:

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Calls on NYPA to Assume Responsibility for Reconnecting Niagara Falls Neighborhoods With Their Waterfront; Fund Waterfront Access Components of Niagara Opportunity Area Plan & Cleanup of Vacant Industrial Property

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood along the edge of the Niagara River to lay out a vision to sustain momentum along the City of Niagara Falls waterfront.  

Nov 20, 2017 Press Release
Burstein, Higgins laud grant from U.S. Office on Women’s Health; ECDOH, Neighborhood Health Center, Seneca Nation to build capacity to implement universal substance abuse screening, intervention, referral to treatment for women age 15-44 years

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”), in partnership with Neighborhood Health Centers and the Seneca Nation Health System, has received a 3-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to address the prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women.

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
Western New York Takes a Hit in Sweeping Tax Package

Congressman Brian Higgins, Vice Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, called the GOP tax bill a “hit on fundamental fairness” before casting vote against the tax package. 

Higgins repeatedly expressed concern that the legislation pays for tax benefits for wealthy corporations at the expense of hardworking Americans and communities like Western New York.