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Mar 25, 2019 Press Release
New Grant Supporting 5-Year Project Is the Latest In A Series of Awards Furthering Krabbe Disease Research in WNY

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced millions of dollars in federal funding to support the research of Krabbe leukodystrophy, known as Krabbe Disease (KD). A grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $433,627 in the first year and over $2 million over a five-year period has been awarded to M.

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release
Higgins Warns President’s Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grants Would Cost WNY Over $22.73 Million

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) responded to President Trump’s draconian budget proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program founded in 1974 that currently provides over $22.73 million in federal funding to mun

Mar 20, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD)

Mar 20, 2019 Press Release
Projects Across the Country Supporting Our Military to be Cut to Pay for President Trump’s Wall

This week the U.S.

Mar 19, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Congressional Working Group Committed to Addressing Issues Critical to the U.S. – Canada Relationship

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) will co-chair the Northern Border Caucus for the 116th Congress. The working group is comprised of a bipartisan assembly of Members of the House of Representatives committed to addressing the policies integral to the relationship between the United States and Canada.

Mar 14, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Ensures Cancer Patients Have Equivalent Access to Oral Chemotherapy

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D -NY-26), Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2), Doris Matsui (D-CA-6) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) announced introduction of the Cancer Drug Parity Act, a bipartisan bill requiring health insurance plans that cover intravenous and injectable cancer medications to also cover orally administered cancer medications at the equivalent rate.

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
Cancer Research Takes the Biggest Hit in NIH Budget Proposed by the President

In a House of Representatives Budget Committee hearing reviewing the recently released 2020 budget proposed by President Trump, Budget Committee member Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) questioned the Administration’s justification for drastic cuts in medical research generally, and cancer research specificall

Mar 11, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the release of the President’s proposed 2020 Budget:


Mar 8, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 1, The For The People Act, Increases Access to the Ballot Box, Ends Big Money In Politics, and Creates Accountability from Public Officials

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of the most sweeping government reform and election security package in decades, H.R. 1, the For The People Act.

Mar 6, 2019 Press Release
Winning Piece is Displayed at the United States Capitol

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Congressman Higgins’ district will be featured in a public gallery in Western New York and available for viewing online.  The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.