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

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
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for U.S. House - District 26
General Nov. 4, 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
Issue Position: Healthcare
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader 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 House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - 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 Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department 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
May 2, 2013 Rep. Higgins Announces Introduction of Chemotherapy Parity Legislation
April 17, 2013 Higgins Stresses Importance of Renewed National Focus on Alzheimer's Disease
April 16, 2013 There is Still So Much More to Learn About Alzheimer's
Dec. 31, 2012 Real Effects of Going over the Fiscal Cliff
Nov. 28, 2012 Increase Funding for Medical Research
Oct. 10, 2012 Reps. Hochul & Higgins Join Visiting Nursing Association to Announce Expansion of Telehealth Program
Aug. 6, 2012 Governor Cuomo Announces that New York Submits Federal Waiver to Invest $10 Billion in Medicaid Redesign Team Savings to Transform the State's Health Care System
July 25, 2012 Grant Affected Steel Workers Eligibility for Compensation
July 12, 2012 New York State's I-Stop Law
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 31, 2012 Letter to Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services - Insurance Policies and Oral Chemotherapy Medications
May 17, 2012 National Cancer Research Month
March 20, 2012 Compensation for Bethlehem Steel Employees
March 9, 2012 Hearing of the House Budget Committee - Cancer Research Funding
March 9, 2012 Letter to John Howard, M.D, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Feb. 1, 2012 Medical & Cancer Research
Jan. 24, 2012 In Advance of State of the Union & Release of Federal Budget, Higgins Stresses Need for National Focus on Cancer Research
Jan. 24, 2012 Cancer Research
Nov. 2, 2011 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Successfully Change Medicare Rule To Provide $3.2 Million Per Year To Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 24, 2011 Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse
Oct. 18, 2011 Letter to John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Oct. 18, 2011 Letter to John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Oct. 14, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairmen Murray and Hensarling of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Sept. 7, 2011 Letter to President Barack Obama
July 1, 2011 Reps. Hochul and Higgins Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Implementation of Medicare
June 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
April 13, 2011 Higgins Dismayed by Vote Taking Away Cancer Prevention Programs
April 4, 2011 Higgins Asks VA to Better Accommodate Chautauqua County Volunteers
March 17, 2011 Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
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