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Sep 15, 2017 Press Release
94-Year-Old Western New York Veteran Served During WWII

In honor of National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took time to recognize Frank Louis Garguiolo, believed to be one of just twenty former Prisoners of War living in Western New York. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, established by Congress in 1998, is observed the third Friday in September, which in 2017 falls on September 15. 

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Brian Higgins (NY-26) John B. Larson (CT-01) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act (HR 3748).

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) believes the Buffalo-Niagara region is an ideal choice for Amazon’s new headquarters and is emphasizing Western New York’s strengths in a letter to the company’s CEO. 

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Higgins Says Action is Necessary to Protect Consumers

In the toughest action to date, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is calling for Wells Fargo to be excluded from participation in the federal mortgage guarantee program following a disturbing, recurring pattern of consumer fraud.  Higgins made the request in a

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
Higgins Makes Safety A Priority As Department of Energy Proceeds With Transport of Highly Enriched Liquid Nuclear Waste Underway

Congressman Brian Higgins, who has frequently objected to the U.S. Department of Energy’s transport of liquid nuclear waste between Canada and the United States without a thorough environmental review, won approval for legislation that will help support efforts to prepare and protect communities impacted.  

Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

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

The September Congress on Your Corner schedule is available below:

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unjustified, heartless and counterproductive to American ideals as well as efforts to grow the American economy. 

Sep 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Higgins Recognizes the Courage of Seven Allaire Brothers Who Served in the Military - Six fought in WWII, one fought in the Korean War, and One Brother Never Made it Home

On the 78th anniversary of the beginning of WWII and the eve of the 72nd anniversary of the end of the war, Congressman Brian Higgins, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger and United States Navy Lieutenant Commander J.T. Redford presented the Allaire family with the medals Joseph E. Allaire earned while fighting for our country aboard the USS Missouri during World War II.

Aug 28, 2017 Press Release
Action Would Alleviate Congestion, Improve Air Quality in Local Towns and Neighborhoods

Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Senator Chris Jacobs, Assemblymember Ray Walter and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa are calling on the New York State Thruway Authority to dedicate available funding to transition the toll plazas in Williamsville and Lackawanna to electronic tolling.