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Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

“Sheriff Tom Higgins was a dear friend of mine and of this community.  He leaves behind an exceptional legacy of service as the most accomplished law enforcement leader of his generation.  Sheriff Higgins was a community protector and an American patriot.  He served with honor in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and came home to begin a more than 40-year distinguished career

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to address the harmful immigration actions of the Trump Administration.  This comes in response to the recent White House directive separating refugee children from their families and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Muslim ban. 

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
Provision Would Support $1 Trillion Over 5 Years


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, offered an amendment to the GOP 2019 Budget proposal that would allow for $1 trillion for investments in America’s infrastructure. 

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release
2019 Budget Cuts Medicare, Social Security, Infrastructure Investments

During a markup hearing of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was critical of the GOP 2019 Budget plan, introduced this week, calling it destructive to hardworking Americans. 


The GOP Budget Plan:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Is Leading Legislation to Expand A Medicare Option to More Americans

With the Justice Department refusing to defend protections for those with pre-existing conditions, the Trump Administration releasing a new rule providing junk insurance and a new push for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) says now is the time to approve legislation allowing Americans to buy into Medicare early.  

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a pair of bills aimed at providing additional support to women veterans and veterans engaged in the veteran treatment court program. 

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
Project Supported by $18 Million in Federal Funding

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed the start of construction on a project continuing the return of cars to portions of Main Street in Buffalo.  The funding was provided through the FY 2015 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.  Congressman Higgins supported Buffalo’s applica

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
Tariffs Affecting the Housing Industry & Cost of Homeownership for Consumers

Congressmembers Kenny Marchant (TX-24) and Brian Higgins (NY-26), members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, led a bipartisan letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer requesting that the U.S. reengage in discussions with Canada to reach a negotiated agreement on softwood lumber.

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
Trade Policy Could Devastate Newspaper Industry, Eliminate U.S. Jobs & Reduce Public Access to Local News

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), John Faso (NY-19), John Katko (NY-24) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) led a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging reconsideration of the tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (UGW), used as newsprint, which will have a severe impact on local news