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Members of Congress Lead Bipartisan Push Urging US to Address Canada’s Underused Housing Tax

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In a bipartisan letter, members of Congress are urging the United States Secretary of State to work with the Government of Canada to find a solution to exempt Americans from Canada’s Underused Housing Tax. The push comes ahead of Memorial Day weekend, which typically marks the start of the busy cross-border summer season for cottage owners.   Joining the letter led by…

Congressman Higgins Announces Approval of Legislation Increasing Funding & Supporting Jobs for Veterans

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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the approval of the Veterans’ Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Act (S. 777) and the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET-TEC) Act (H.R.1669). The bipartisan bills approve an increase in the cost-of-living allowance for disabled veterans and provide paid vocational educational opportunities for veterans in technology…

Congressman Higgins Announces $480,000 For Lake Erie Protection Programs Led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

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Jill Jedlicka & Rep Higgins

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $480,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to engage the Western New York community in the expansion of waterway monitoring and protection in the eastern basin of Lake Erie. The funding, which was secured by Higgins in the federal budget, will further opportunities for the public, including volunteers and underrepresented…

Representatives Higgins and Fitzpatrick Introduce Legislation Improving Community Access to Human Services & Mental Health Support

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U.S. Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the introduction of the Human Services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act. The bipartisan bill would increase funding for alternate resource, response, and referral systems like the 211 Network and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, reducing wait times and more efficiently connecting people with…

Reps. Brian Higgins & Jamaal Bowman Reintroduce Resolution Condemning the Great Replacement Theory with Co-Leads CBC Chair Horsford, CHC Chair Barragán, CAPAC Chair Chu, Congressional Equality Caucus Chair Pocan, CPC Chair Jayapal, Rep. Takano, Rep. Raskin, and Rep. Ramirez

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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16) reintroduced a resolution to condemn the white supremacist “Great Replacement Theory,” along with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Steven Horsford (NV-04), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (CA-28), Congressional Equality…

Higgins and Meng Introduce Legislation to Prohibit the Sale and Transfer of Body Armor to Potential Mass Shooters

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In advance of the one-year anniversary of the Tops Friendly Market grocery store shooting in Buffalo, New York, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Brain Higgins (D-NY) announced the reintroduction of the Aaron Salter, Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act. Video: The…

Congressman Higgins Marks Full Reopening of the US-Canada Border with Push to Ease Travel & Grow Tourism

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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives during National Travel and Tourism Week calling the end of COVID restrictions at the Northern Border “a turning point in rebuilding the interconnected relationships and economies communities along the US-Canada border enjoy.” The United States will drop its COVID vaccine requirement on Canadians…