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Mar 24, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) participated in a Ways & Means subcommittee hearing focused on Social Security Administration’s (SSA) large backlog in disability claims. The Subcommittee examined the impact of the backlog on applicants with severe disabilities and SSA’s plans for eliminating the backlog, including how the agency intends to use the additional funding that Congress has provided for the current fiscal year.
Mar 21, 2009 Press Release
In letters to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Governor Paterson, Congressman Brian Higgins is condemning the recent sweep of $306 million in NYPA funds to the State's general fund which he points out “took more resources out of Western New York in one day then the Niagara Power Project's relicensing settlement will invest here in fifty years.” In addition the Congressman is calling NYPA’s latest move to increase rates to customers unconscionable.
Mar 19, 2009 Press Release

A bill, cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), that will block big bonuses for executives was approved by the House of Representatives today.  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 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.

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