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Brian Higgins' Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 26
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Aug. 4, 2016 Congressman Higgins & The Service Collaborative of Western New York Announce Over $3.4 Million AmeriCorps Grant
July 28, 2016 Higgins Announces FDA Action to Examine Gay Blood Donation Ban
July 26, 2016 Higgins Welcomes Release of Environmental Assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North Project, Calling it a Major Milestone in Removal of the Elevated Highway
July 25, 2016 Governor Cuomo Announces $14.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding
July 24, 2016 Higgins & Kennedy Announce Green Light for Skyway Study
July 19, 2016 Mayor Brown, Congressman Higgins Host Official Reopening of Newly Rehabilitated Ferry Street Bridge
July 18, 2016 Standing On The Shores Of Lake Erie, Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering United States
July 18, 2016 Higgins' Effort Ensures Continued Funding for Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
July 14, 2016 Higgins Wins Approval for Amendment Protecting Great Lakes from Future Attempts to Divert Water
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 13, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
July 13, 2016 Hearing of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee - How Prepared is the Department of Homeland Security?
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defense - Commendment on Announcement on Gaza Energy Supply and Supports Long-term Approach to Address Water Crisis
July 12, 2016 Rebuilding Our Infrastructure
July 11, 2016 With Looming Fear of Significant Job Loss, Due to Bank Merger, Senator Schumer & Rep. Higgins Announce Major Agreement with Keybank to Help Save At-Risk Jobs and Dramatically Reduce Job Loss in the Region; Agreement will Also Pave the Way for Growth in Up
July 8, 2016 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins
July 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections
July 6, 2016 Preventing Gun Violence
July 6, 2016 Higgins Announces New Federal Policy Expanding Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Medication
July 5, 2016 UAW, AT&T and WNY Community Help "Cell Phones For Soldiers' to Provide Troops and Veterans with Free Calls Home
July 5, 2016 Letter to Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States- With Cancer Moonshot Leaping Forward, Congressman Higgins Invites Vice President Biden to Visit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
June 30, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule
June 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jon F. Prato, Consul General of Canada in New York, the Hon. Rose Hilmey, Acting Director of Field Operations at the Buffalo Field Office, and the Hon. Lew Holloway, General Manager of the Niagra Falls Bridge Commission - Push for Direct Pedestrian Access to Canadian GO Train Service
June 23, 2016 Higgins Among Members of Congress Calling for Action on Common Sense Gun Legislation
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
June 16, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Announce More Than $2.2 Million in Fed Funds for SUNY Buffalo to Conduct Ground-Breaking Research and Increase Primary Care Services in Western NY
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency
June 14, 2016 Congressman Higgins Renews Call to End FDA Rule Banning Gay Blood Donors
June 10, 2016 Higgins Announces $239,250 Federal Grant to UB for Work at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
June 8, 2016 Higgins Announces New Effort to Speed Border Crossing for Commercial Vehicles at the Peace Bridge
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 25, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 25, 2016 Roswell Park Cancer Institute Awarded New Research Grants
May 25, 2016 Congressman Higgins Announces $33.8 Million in Federal Grants to Roswell Park Researchers
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Matthew Driscoll, Commissoner of the New York Department of Transportation- The Buffalo Skyway
May 20, 2016 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission - Combat Illegal Trade
May 19, 2016 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations
May 18, 2016 Infrastructure Week
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
May 12, 2016 Higgins Recognizes House Action on Opioid Related Bills as Good First Step in Addressing the National Epidemic
May 12, 2016 Approval of Norwegian Air International's Foreign Air Carrier Permit
May 11, 2016 Breaking Addiction to Opioids
May 10, 2016 Congressman Higgins Heads Back to Washington, D.C. as House Prepares to Consider Opioid Related Legislation
May 10, 2016 Congressman Higgins Introduces US-Israel Maritime Security Partnership Act
May 5, 2016 Letter to Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority- Electricity Rate Spikes Following Huntley Plant Closure
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States- Expand Access to Retirement Savings through Executive Order
May 4, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Calling on President Obama to Keep Sudan Humanitarian Crisis a High Priority
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