In advance of National Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) honored five recipients of the Purple Heart Medal from Western New York during a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
In advance of Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is honoring Western New York Purple Heart recipients, including a formal presentation of three Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star to United States Army Sergeant First Class William Roland Hayes for service and injuries during the Vietnam War.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the House floor during debate and spoke in support of the H.R. 397, Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019, also known as the Butch Lewis Act after union leader Butch Lewis, who led efforts to save troubled multiemployer pensions.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019 (HR 2507).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, protecting consumers against predatory calling practices.
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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by United States Army Buffalo Recruiting Commander Captain Randy Warren and VA Western New York Healthcare System Chief of Staff Dr. Grace Stringfellow, and Buffalo Naval & Military Park President Paul Marzello for a ceremony recognizing the service of Vietnam War veteran Sergeant Phillip Yockey.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced House passage of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, by a vote of 231-199. It’s been more than a decade since the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 in 2009, the longest stretch between increases since the minimum wage was established in 1938.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2500, the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
“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.