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.
“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.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced VA Western New York Healthcare System (Buffalo VA Medical Center) has received a $684,254 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pursue research on blast-induced eye damage in active military personnel and veterans.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House passed the first three “Minibus” packages of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, which begins in October of this year. Between them, the three bills would fund most of the federal government.
In remarks during a House Budget Committee hearing titled “Building A More Dynamic Economy: The Benefits of Immigration,” Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) said, “I think one of the things that we’ve lost in this country is our national story; because it’s an exodus story. For more t
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 has been signed by the President and is now law. The bill (H.R.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 3401) addressing the humanitarian emergency at the southern border. The legislation provides funding to address inadequate food, water, medical supplies and refugee support services for children and adults.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives approved two pieces of legislation supporting veterans; one aimed at encouraging veteran hiring and another assisting veterans pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
“Today, one of Western New York’s own, David Bellavia, will be presented with the prestigious Medal of Honor for his remarkable service in the United States Army during the war in Iraq. His is an extraordinary story.