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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
House Members Lead Common Sense Effort to Build on American Healthcare that Works
Reps. Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-01) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) are announcing introduction of the “Medicare Buy-In and Healthcare Stabilization Act”.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
Local Northrop Grumman Division’s Work With the U.S. Air Force Expands

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems has been awarded a $10,367,772 contract with the United States Air Force through the Department of Defense for the production of additional Joint Threat Emitter systems.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
Legislation Removes Education Credit Expiration Date for Today’s Veterans
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of H.R. 3218, The Harry W Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement in response to the President’s announcement of a transgender ban in the U.S. Military.
Jul 20, 2017 Press Release
Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.
Jul 20, 2017 Press Release
In Budget Hearing Higgins Objects to Medicare Cuts, Leads Introduction of Amendments Investing in Infrastructure and Clean Air & Water
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, objected to the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution introduced by House Republicans this week which slashes Medicare and fails to invest in the growth of the American Economy.
Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
In April the Congressman & Assemblymember Pushed ECHDC to Take Necessary Steps to Expedite Construction
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for construction on Canalside’s South Aud Block.
Jul 18, 2017 Press Release
North American Free Trade Agreement Changes Currently Under Consideration By Congress & the White House
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said American jobs and infrastructure should be the primary consideration in any plan to re-work the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Jul 17, 2017 Press Release
Funds to Help Address Families Impacted by Opioid Epidemic; Emphasis Placed on Effective Treatment and Family Preservation
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced a 5-year federal grant totaling $2,125,000 for the Erie County Family Treatment Drug Court Enhancement Initiative.
Jul 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the North Tonawanda Fire Department has been awarded $250,010 in grant funding through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.