Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced passage through the House of Representatives of H.R. 840, the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, by a vote of 400-9.
Habiba Mohamed was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, where her parents lived after fleeing the war in Somalia. She lived in the camp for most of her childhood years, until the age of 14 when her family was resettled in Buffalo, New York. Congressman Higgins first came to know Habiba when she took an internship in his Buffalo district office while attending college.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) provided the following reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
“The past few years have been mired by a haphazard agenda driven by hurtful rhetoric and policies that divide America. Tonight President Trump is calling for unity. It is time he lead by example.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Congressman John Larson (CT-01) at a press conference on Wednesday to announce the reintroduction of The Social Security 2100 Act. Over 200 Members have already signed on as cosponsors of the bill.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) in introducing the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, legislation which would make permanent the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program and expand it so that veterans across the nation who are primary caretakers have a convenient, cost-free option for child care when they have VA medical appointments.
On January 27, 1945 the concentration camps at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Monowitz were liberated. Each year the date is recognized by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time to remember the victims and educate people about the horrors
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval by the House of Representatives of H.R. 648, a package of bills that re-opens the federal government and provides $1.6 billion toward border security measures. This marks the 10th piece of legislation approved by the House aimed at ending the government shutdown.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to Ingersoll Rand’s announcement that it will cut manufacturing jobs at the company’s facility in Cheektowaga, New York:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to today’s deadline for North Aud Block proposals: