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

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 7, 2016 Higgins Announces Approval of Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act
Nov. 30, 2016 Pioneering Medical Research Legislation
Nov. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Harold Rogers - Prioritize Funding for National Institutes of Health
Sept. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Calling for Budget Anomalies to Address Opioid Epidemic
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 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 6, 2016 Higgins Announces New Federal Policy Expanding Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Medication
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 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 Congressman Higgins Renews Call to End FDA Rule Banning Gay Blood Donors
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 10, 2016 Higgins Announces $239,250 Federal Grant to UB for Work at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
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 Roswell Park Cancer Institute Awarded New Research Grants
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
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
April 28, 2016 Families of Flint
April 19, 2016 National Autism Awareness Month
April 14, 2016 Support the TREAT Act
March 29, 2016 Higgins Welcomes New Proposed Federal Rule Expanding Opioid Addiction Treatment
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
Feb. 1, 2016 Higgins Hails $1 Billion Federal Investment in Cancer Research
Jan. 13, 2016 Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins
Jan. 12, 2016 End the Over-Prescription of Pain Killers
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Health Care
Dec. 22, 2015 Higgins Says New CDC Guideline on Opioid Prescriptions Is Important Step in Fighting the Epidemic
Dec. 16, 2015 Higgins Says Federal Budget Package that Includes Solar Tax Credit and Medical Research Funding Increase Will Support Thousands of Jobs in WNY
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Nov. 18, 2015 Alzheimer's Association of Western New York
Oct. 7, 2015 TREAT Act
Oct. 2, 2015 Higgins, Poloncarz & Brown Announce Over $8 Million for Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Investment Board
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer
Sept. 21, 2015 Higgins Announces $6.6 Million Contract For Cleveland Biolabs
Sept. 17, 2015 Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
Sept. 16, 2015 Support Grows for Permanent Extension of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs as One Hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart
Sept. 15, 2015 As Congress Threatens To Cut Phys. Ed Funding, Gillibrand & Higgins Announce New Push To Secure Student Fitness Programs For Schools Across The Country
Sept. 11, 2015 On Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Higgins Calls on Congress to Approve the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
Aug. 26, 2015 Congressman Higgins and University at Buffalo Officials Announce $2.5 million NIOSH Grant to Study Impact of Stress on Police Health
Aug. 18, 2015 $8 Million in Federal Funding to Strengthen Cancer Screenings Across New York
Aug. 13, 2015 NIH Awards UB $16 Million Clinical and Translational Science Grant
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health
July 30, 2015 Congressman Higgins Recognizes The 50th Anniversary Of Medicare And Medicaid
July 14, 2015 Letter to The Food and Drug Administration - Science-Based Blood Donation Policy
July 10, 2015 Higgins Announces Approval of 21st Century Cures Act
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
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