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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Brian M. Higgins
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary Jane Hannon; 2 Children: John, Maeve
Birth Date: 10/06/1959
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY
Home City: South Buffalo, NY
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
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 Rep. Tom Reed Amendment Supporting Cleanup of Nuclear Waste at West Valley Site Passes House
July 10, 2013 Higgins, Collins Amendment Protecting Army Corps Buffalo Sector 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)
March 13, 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Jan. 15, 2013 Amanda's Law
Dec. 20, 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Sept. 7, 2012 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Signing of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
July 24, 2012 Keeping Our Waters Healthy and Free of Invasive Species is a Federal Responsibility
June 20, 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
June 6, 2012 Reed-Higgins Amendment to Increase Funding for West Valley Cleanup Passes House
May 8, 2012 Higgins Applauds U.S. Army Corps Plans to Speed Up Action to Protect Great Lakes
March 16, 2012 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran, Members of the House Great Lakes Task Force
Feb. 3, 2012 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army Department of the Army, Civil Works
Dec. 7, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Leader Cantor, and Whip Hoyer
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Chairmen Rogers and Simpson and Ranking Members Dicks and Moran
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 18, 2011 Higgins, Schumer & Gillibrand Want Answers on Bethlehem Steel
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to the House Appropriations Committee
Oct. 3, 2011 Great Lakes Restoration
Aug. 8, 2011 Congressman Higgins Announces $167,000 for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
July 14, 2011 Reed-Higgins West Valley Clean-up Amendment Passes House
July 14, 2011 Great Lakes Threatened
July 13, 2011 Higgins Calls for Stop to Plan that Siphons Water from Great Lakes
June 3, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
March 7, 2011 Letter to Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service
Dec. 21, 2010 Higgins Hails Passage of Funding for Local Air Quality Grants
Sept. 28, 2010 Letter to The President
Aug. 9, 2010 Turning the Tide on the Great Lakes Sewage Crisis
Aug. 9, 2010 Turning the Tide on the Great Lakes Sewage Crisis
July 30, 2010 Congressman Higgins Responds to News on Waterfront Development
July 1, 2010 Higgins Commends Action Limiting Phosphorus
June 29, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 19, 2010 Cleanup of Union Ship Canal Underway
April 28, 2010 Higgins Hails 40th Anniversary Of Earth Day
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