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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: Healthcare
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
June 17, 2015 Fund the National Insitutes of Health
June 16, 2015 Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
June 11, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives - World Trade Center Health Program
June 1, 2015 Higgins Introduces Treat Act to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic
May 13, 2015 Funding the VA is a Sacred Responsibility
April 16, 2015 Letter to Administrator Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration: Approvals for Life-Saving Helicopter Landing Pad at New John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
April 16, 2015 Schumer, Higgins Urge Feds to Expedite Approvals for Life-Saving Helicopter Landing Pad at New John R. OiShei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
April 16, 2015 Letter to Administrator Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration: Approvals for Life-Saving Helicopter Landing Pad at New John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - NIH Alzheimers Research
March 23, 2015 Congressman Higgins Introduces Bill to Give Kids Korner a Permanent Place in VA Medical Centers
Feb. 24, 2015 Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Announce Award of more than $2 Million for Roswell Park on Breast Cancer Metastasis
Feb. 24, 2015 Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Announce Award Of More Than $2 Million For Roswell Park Study On Breast Cancer Metastasis
Feb. 4, 2015 On World Cancer Day Congressman Higgins Champions Legislation to Increase Biomedical Research Funding
Dec. 16, 2014 Quoted in Governor Cuomo Announces $100 Million Health Innovation Grant Awarded to New York State
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 9, 2014 Congressman Higgins Announces House Passage of EARLY Act
Dec. 4, 2014 Congressman Higgins Announces House Passage of ABLE Act
Dec. 3, 2014 Higgins Urges Increased Federal Investment in Medical Research
Dec. 3, 2014 Higgins Urges Increased Federal Investment in Medical Research
Nov. 19, 2014 Carbon Monoxide Awareness
Nov. 18, 2014 Increase Funding for Medical Research
Oct. 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Allow Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana Treatments in New York
Oct. 10, 2014 RPCI Receives Special Funding Aimed at Increasing HPV Vaccinations
Oct. 8, 2014 Ground Is Broken To Make Way For New Oishei Children's Hospital
Sept. 29, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Announce Erie County Set to Receive$3.4 Million to Remove Lead from Homes
Sept. 24, 2014 Congressman Higgins Announces Over $1 Million in Federal Grants for Schools in Cheektowaga & Buffalo
Sept. 19, 2014 DeLauro, Higgins Introduce Legislation To Allow Increased NIH Funding
Sept. 12, 2014 Higgins Recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on House Floor
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community
Sept. 10, 2014 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 8, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory, Inconsistent Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation Policies
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
May 13, 2014 Cancer Survivor & Champion, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Joins Congressman Higgins & Roswell Park Cancer Institute to Highlight Progress, Next Steps in Cancer Prevention & Treatment
May 8, 2014 Cancer Research
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
March 27, 2014 National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
March 18, 2014 A.G. Schneiderman, Congressman Higgins, and I-STOP Allies Call on the Federal Government to Rescind FDA Approval of Dangerous Opiod Zohydro ER
Feb. 28, 2014 Higgins Reports Progress on Efforts to Change the Way Addictive Painkillers are Prescribed
Feb. 4, 2014 World Cancer Day Awareness
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Sept. 19, 2013 Recognizing National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 12, 2013 Recognizing the Community Health Center of Buffalo During the National Health Center Week
Sept. 9, 2013 Rep. Higgins Submits Testimony as House Veteran Affairs Committee Looks at Patient Safety Issues at VA Medical Centers
Sept. 3, 2013 Congressman Higgins Attends Kids Korner Waiting Room Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
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