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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: Hydropower
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Waterfront
Jan. 16, 2015 Dave Majewski's Work on Urban Habitat Project Earns EPA Honors
Dec. 18, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents and Businesses Impacted By Winter Storm and Flooding
Dec. 15, 2014 Senator Gillibrans & Congressman Higgins Announce Congress Passes Measure Reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Dec. 10, 2014 The Great Lakes
Dec. 9, 2014 FEMA Aid for Western New York
Dec. 9, 2014 Higgins Announces Approval of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act
Dec. 4, 2014 Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Announce House Approval of Measure Reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Nov. 24, 2014 Letter to Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration - Western New York Snowstorms
Nov. 24, 2014 Higgins Tours Impacted Areas
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency - Disaster Declaration
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Immediately Conducting Damage Assessment of Impact of Historic Snowstorm on WNY Farms
Nov. 21, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins Urge USDA to Immediately Conduct Damage Assessment of Impact of Historic Snowstorm on WNY Farms
Nov. 20, 2014 Western New York Pummeled by Snow
Nov. 20, 2014 Letter to Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency - Be Ready to Swiftly Approve Disaster Declaration for Erie County & Other WNY Counties Impacted by Historic Snowstorm
Nov. 20, 2014 Statement by Congressman Higgins
Nov. 18, 2014 Statement by Congressman Higgins
Oct. 31, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Efforts to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes
Oct. 14, 2014 Higgins Says: Parks Not Parking Lots for NYPA Funds
Oct. 3, 2014 Higgins & Ryan Endorse Riverkeeper Plan for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Sept. 29, 2014 $4.7 Million in New Funding Announced to Accelerate Buffalo River Restoration
Sept. 15, 2014 Poloncarz, Higgins Join Officials In Times Beach Nature Preserve Dedication
July 24, 2014 Transporting Liquid Nuclear Waste
July 9, 2014 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
July 9, 2014 Reed, Higgins Amendment to Clean Up Nuclear Waste at West Valley Passes House
June 27, 2014 Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Announce Legislation to Reauthorize Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
April 17, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Protecting the Great Lakes
April 8, 2014 Water Week
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ken Calvert, Chairman and Jim Moran, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, of the Committee on Appropriations - Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
March 5, 2014 Higgins Votes No On Flood Insurance Bill
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Retain Strong Environmental Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Great Lakes Navigation System
Feb. 5, 2014 Protecting and Preserving the Great Lakes
Feb. 3, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator US Environmental Protection Agency, and David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor - Tonawanda Coke Explosion
Jan. 8, 2014 Letter to Ms. Pollack, Chair of the International Joint Commission - Investigation Into Niagara River Ice Jam
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Congressmen Bill Shuster, Barbara Boxer, Nick Rahall, and David Vitter - Water Resources Reform and Development Act
Oct. 24, 2013 Higgins Announces Approval of Water Infrastructure Legislation
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Senators Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby and Representatives Harold Rogers and Nita Lowey - Continue to Fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Aug. 26, 2013 Brownfield Transformation on Buffalo's Riverfront, RiverBend Site National Model of "Rust to Blue" Transition
Aug. 8, 2013 Higgins Welcomes Great Lakes Ship to Waterfront
July 10, 2013 Higgins, Collins Amendment Protecting Army Corps Buffalo Sector Passes House
July 10, 2013 Rep. Tom Reed Amendment Supporting Cleanup of Nuclear Waste at West Valley Site Passes House
July 10, 2013 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2014
July 9, 2013 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2014
May 29, 2013 Congressman Higgins Joins Discussion on Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan
May 22, 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
May 13, 2013 Letter to Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman, and Honorable Nick Rahal, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Preserving the Great Lakes Region
April 16, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
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