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Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
A bill, cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), that would block big bonuses for executives is on the agenda for consideration by the House of Representatives today, Thursday, March 19. The bill, titled Additional Tax on Bonuses Received from Certain TARP recipients (H.R. 1586) was filed by Chairman Rangel and several members of the Ways and Means Committee, on which Higgins serves.
Mar 18, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is cosponsoring a resolution proclaiming Revolutionary War Hero General Casimir Pulaski an honorary citizen of the United States. The resolution, H.J. Res 26, was recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
Mar 18, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee for Irish Affairs, marked St. Patrick’s Day by meeting with leaders from Ireland visiting Capitol Hill.
Mar 18, 2009 Press Release
At a hearing of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Congressman Brian Higgins advocated for Congress to authorize a Federal 2010 budget that doubles funding for cancer research, sending a clear message of America’s commitment to fighting this deadly disease.
Mar 17, 2009 Press Release
Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) signed on as a cosponsor on two bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would protect taxpayers from paying for bonuses going to executives in companies receiving bailout money.
Mar 12, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that New York State will receive $517,796,513 in funding through the federal Reinvestment and Recovery Act to use toward projects that improve energy efficiency in homes.

Mar 12, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) today voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 1262, Water Quality Investment Act. This legislation would make key investments to improve water quality and better ensure safe, clean water for all Americans while potentially creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next five years.

Mar 11, 2009 Press Release
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins today met with FTC Chairman Leibowitz to urge him to move forward on the investigation of the gas price disparity in Western New York. Schumer and Higgins laid out the severity of the problem to the new FTC commissioner and illustrated the effect it had on cash strapped families. They asked him to conclude the study as rapidly as possible and ensure that FTC not only made the study public, but provided detailed solutions that could be implemented quickly.
Mar 11, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced today that the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo will receive $202,241 from the National Endowment of the Humanities to digitally archive the audio recordings of 425 notable poets.

Mar 10, 2009 Press Release
On March 6th Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) laced up his skates for a good cause in the Inaugural Lawmakers vs. Lobbyists Charity Hockey Game. Higgins was joined by Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania, and Congressman Anthony Weiner also from New York. South Buffalo native Bob Fischer a congressional staff member working in the House Democratic Cloakroom also played for the lawmakers.