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  1. Higgins Says Ryan Budget Is Devastating for WNY Seniors

    ... of Wisconsin which could be devastating to Western New York seniors.  The legislation was approved by a vote of (235-193).   “This shreds the safety net Western New York seniors have built for themselves through years of hard work,” said ...

    Apr 15, 2011

  2. Higgins Fighting to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

    ... Jerry Wazny who pointed out how unfair it is that some seniors are precluded from participating in the co-pay program which could save seniors hundreds of dollars each year.   “Medicare Part D was created ...

    Jan 20, 2011


    ... result in a more accurate measure of the cost of living for seniors. “Social Security and other federal retirement programs are an important safety net for our nation’s seniors,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “They’ve worked hard their ...

    Oct 22, 2015

  4. Construction Begins on $22.8 Million Housing and Healthcare Complex for Seniors in Buffalo

    ... Side,"  Governor Cuomo said.  "These 84 new homes for seniors will provide easy access to healthcare and supportive services and help ... of a great home, and this is especially important for seniors who need access to healthcare and support services. With funding from ...

    Oct 25, 2019

  5. Bill Cosponsored By Higgins Providing Seniors with One-Time $250 Social Security Adjustment to be Considered This Week

    ... House of Representatives will consider H.R. 5987 , the Seniors Protection Act of 2010.  The bill cosponsored by Congressman Higgins ... that calculates no cost of living adjustment (COLA) for seniors next year.  “It is backwards and unfair for seniors to be left ...

    Dec 7, 2010

  6. Higgins Shocked by House Vote Denying $250 Cost of Living Relief for Seniors on Social Security

    ... Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted for H.R. 5987 , the Seniors Protection Act but the bill failed to receive the over two-thirds ... by Higgins, would have provided a one-time $250 payment to seniors on Social Security to compensate for an automatic formula that ... see partisan Washington politics win out at the expense of seniors in Western New York and across the nation,” said Congressman ...

    Dec 8, 2010

  7. Congressman Higgins Invites Veterans & Seniors to Join Him for a Special Congress on Your Corner

    ... be hosting a special Congress on Your Corner breakfast for seniors and veterans.  Residents are invited to come have coffee with the ... on Your Corner breakfast is designed to help veterans and seniors cut through the red tape by bringing people who can help directly to a ...

    Oct 28, 2011

  8. Higgins Fights for WNY Seniors, Social Security Funding

    ... and unfair to see partisan Washington politics punish seniors in Western New York and across the nation,” said Congressman Brian ... risk of threatening access to the most necessities for our seniors—imposing serious consequences for the half million recipients here in ...

    Mar 17, 2011

  9. $11.6 Million Affordable Housing Development for Seniors Opens in Buffalo

    ... State" initiatives by preserving affordable homes for seniors. The initiative is a collaborative approach that integrates health ... I applaud People, Inc. for this project that targets seniors, and also includes units designed to accommodate persons with ... Mark Poloncarz said,  "Preserving affordable housing for seniors is critical and this investment in the new Linwood Lafayette Senior ...

    Oct 21, 2019

  10. Higgins Sponsors Legislation to Protect Seniors from Cuts to Medicare and Social Security

    ... Part B premium increase. “In this difficult economy seniors are struggling and another hit to health care or basic cost of living ... COLA there is no Medicare Part B premium increase for 73% of seniors.  However under the formula, about 27% of Part B enrollees would see ...

    Sep 23, 2009