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

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 26
Date Title
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 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
May 10, 2016 Congressman Higgins Heads Back to Washington, D.C. as House Prepares to Consider Opioid Related Legislation
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
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 Alzheimer's Association of Western New York
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
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 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
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 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
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
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Cancer Research
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Veterans
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
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