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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…