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Feb 9, 2021 Press Release
White House Targeting Some Federal Health Centers As Distribution Sites

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing for Western New York Federally Qualified Health Centers to receive a direct allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government. 

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the passage of H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship Act. The bill invests more than $3.5 billion over the next 5 years to expand Registered Apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships, creating nearly one million new apprentice opportunities nationwide. 

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release
SAFER Grant Applications Due March 12

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is now open with a deadline of March 12, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Feb 5, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Says Regulations Related to Applying for Restaurant Relief Should Ensure Smaller Businesses Aren’t Left Behind

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pushing to ensure restaurant assistance in the next COVID disaster relief package doesn’t leave smaller, neighborhood restaurants behind. 

Feb 4, 2021 Press Release
Assists Providers, Like Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, with Grants to Set up Necessary Registry

(News Conference Video)

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) introduced legislation aimed at increasing access to lung cancer screening by providing grants that support the establishment and maintenance of new lung cancer screening registries. 

Feb 3, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of the 2021 Budget Resolution, the first step in passing President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

Feb 3, 2021 Press Release
Assignments Include Subcommittees on Social Security, Health & Trade

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has been reappointed to serve on the House Budget Committee and the House Committee on Ways and Means including its subcommittees on Social Security, Health, and Trade.

Jan 31, 2021 Press Release
First Social Security Payment Issued on January 31, 1940

On January 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller became the first person to receive a Social Security payment following enactment of the Social Security Act.  As we mark the 81st anniversary of the first check, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is sharing answers to some of the questions that frequently come into his office and committing to continuing to f

Jan 29, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Presses for up to $120 Billion in Targeted Aid to Industry Crushed by the Pandemic

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is pressing Congressional leaders to make sure direct relief to restaurants is included in the next COVID relief package.

Jan 29, 2021 Press Release
January 29th is EITC Awareness Day

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is encouraging eligible Western New Yorkers to pursue the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax provision that can help lift families out of poverty. While 25 million people claimed the EITC in 2020, it is estimated that 20% of those eligible did not take advantage of the credit.