U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins today announced $3,300,000 in federal funding for Niagara County from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The Representatives explained that the funding will help property owners with the burden of abating… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the introduction of the Opioid Treatment Providers Act (H.R.4788). Sponsored by Higgins, the bill expands the Health Professions Opportunity Grant program (HPOG) to include providers treating those with Opioid Use Disorder.
“The opioid crisis has taken hold of far too many communities across the country and unfortunately that includes Western… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02), and Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-04) introduced the Nurse Corps Tax Parity Act of 2023 to ensure tax-status parity between the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs by amending the Internal Revenue Code to create parity in tax treatment for these two… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the remainder of July and the month of August. Staff from Congressman Higgins’ office will be available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.
“Our office is always available to help Western New Yorkers, but Congress on Your Corner makes it more convenient… Read more »
Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), Co-Chairs of the House Cancer Caucus, along with Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) introduced the Increasing Access to Lung Cancer Screening Act (H.R.4286). The bipartisan bill takes critical steps to increase lung cancer screening rates across the country while reducing barriers to preventative care in underserved… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Co-Chair of the House Cancer Caucus, participated in a Cancer Caucus briefing for Members and Congressional staff. Led by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), the briefing focused on cancer drug supply chain shortages and the impact it is having on patients and providers across the United States.
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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule for the month of May. Through the program, staff from Congressman Higgins’ office are available at satellite sites throughout the district to better serve the needs of constituents.
“Constituent service is an important part of what we do,” said Congressman Higgins. “Through Congress on Your Corner… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) was joined by Catholic Health President Mark Sullivan to announce $2,377,172 in federal funding to support additional inpatient treatment beds for those struggling with substance use disorder. The funding, which Higgins secured in the federal budget, will go toward the establishment of Clearview Inpatient Treatment Center at Sisters of Charity Hospital’s… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-chair of the bipartisan Cancer Caucus, hailed the release of a National Cancer Plan, which sets an aggressive agenda to cut cancer deaths in half over the next 25 years.
“This outlines a trajectory for the Cancer Moonshot. One that fights cancer from every angle,” said Congressman Higgins. “It gives researchers goals, communities… Read more »
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) secured $2 million in the federal 2023 budget to expand and improve telehealth services for Western New York senior citizens, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, and people with Alzheimer’s. The funding will support People Inc.’s successful model addressing health equity among vulnerable… Read more »