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Jul 15, 2019 Press Release

“Western New Yorkers today rightly protested the Trump Administration’s appalling treatment of innocent children and families desperately fleeing conflict and danger.  Last week I opposed border legislation because it lacked appropriate safeguarding for the children and families who are victims of this administration’s repugnant policies.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
NOAA Warns of Significant Harmful Algal Bloom, Which Are Toxic to People & Animals, in Lake Erie

In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for swift action in response to new warning about toxic algae threatening the health of the Great Lakes and the communities around them.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Provides for Permanent Authorization of Program Supporting Responders to September 11th Terrorist Attack

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved legislation extending authorization and funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.  Higgins, a cosponsor of the bill (H.R.

Jul 11, 2019 Press Release
Butch Lewis Act passes in Ways and Means Committee, referred to full House

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, passed the House Ways & Means Committee and will now be considered by the full House of Representatives. Also known as the Butch Lewis Act, H.R.

Jul 9, 2019 Press Release
House Legislation Would Give Medicare Patients Full Access to Chiropractic Care, Offer Non-Drug Alternatives for Pain Management

This week, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) introduced the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019. The legislation provides patients enrolled in Medicare with access to the full range of licensed services provided by Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs).


Jul 3, 2019 Press Release
Satellite Office Hours Scheduled in Tonawanda & Niagara Falls

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


Tuesday, July 9th

10:00am – 11:30am

John Duke Center

Jul 2, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $2,853,778 to the Niagara Falls Water Board for improvements to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Jul 1, 2019 Press Release

Feds Recently Proposed Cutting Payment Rates For New York Hospitals In High-Wage Areas; Adjustments Would Cripple Upstate Urban & Rural Hospitals

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
Bill provides funding for paper ballots, election security measures

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections Act of 2019. The bill passed the House by a vote of 225-184, and will move on to consideration in the Senate.

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

“The distressing photos and accounts from within child detention facilities and at sites along the Rio Grande River and elsewhere at the border serve to underscore the wrong-headed and inhumane nature of this Administration’s policies toward asylum seekers and immigrants in general.