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Apr 10, 2019 Press Release
Save the Internet Act Codifies Net Neutrality Protections that Safeguard Consumers and Small Businesses from Anti-Consumer Practices by Internet Service Providers

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage through the House of H.R. 1644, The Save the Internet Act, by a vote of 232-190. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-18) and cosponsored by 197 of their House colleagues.


Apr 8, 2019 Press Release
Request Comes Following Occurrences of Excessive Lead Exposure

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to examine the situation which led Western New York CBP officers to be exposed to high levels of lead at local training facility.  Higgins made the request after learning of health and safety concerns from officers working in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

Apr 5, 2019 Press Release
Both Houses of Congress Send Strong Message to White House in Bipartisan Approvals of War Powers Resolution

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House of Representatives has joined the Senate in approving S.J.Res. 7, a resolution directing the President to “remove the United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen.”  The action reasserts the legislative branch’s war authority, guaranteed under the Constitution.

Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
Vote Comes as Trump Ramps Up Campaign to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval in the House of Representatives of H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s legal attack on America’s health care.

Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
91 Members Join Call for Greater Investment in the National Cancer Institute

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Peter King (R-NY-2) are leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to provide at least $6.522 billion in overall funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Fiscal Year 2020, a $378 million increase over FY2019 levels, and $1.275 billion more than proposed in the White House 2020 budget. 

Mar 28, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would strengthen existing laws restricting gender-based pay discrimination and add new protections

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, by a vote of 242-187 in the House of Representatives. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Rep. Higgins is one of its 239 cosponsors. H.R.

Mar 27, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Calls Nearly $900 Million Cut to National Cancer Institute Devastating

ring a House Budget Committee hearing with the Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) raised serious questions about the rationale of cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in cancer research funding from the 2020 budge

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