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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: National Security

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: Flood Insurance
Aug. 22, 2014 Letter in Support of Fort Drum
July 24, 2014 Hearing of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Jihadist Safe Havens: Efforts to Detect and Deter Terrorist Trave
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
May 21, 2014 Hearing of the Counterterrorism & Intelligence and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and the Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies Subcommittee of the House National Security Committee - Assessing Persistent and Emerging Cyber Threats to the U.S. Homeland
April 1, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams
March 31, 2014 Higgins Announces Additional Customs and Border Patrol Officers to be Assigned to Western New York
March 20, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Buffalo-Erie-Niagara Region's Exclusion from Urban Area Security Initiative Program
Jan. 9, 2014 Full Funding for Customs and Border Protection
Nov. 25, 2013 WNY Delegation Urges Homeland Security to Set Up Shop at Niagara Falls Air Base
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary Rand Beers, Department of Homeland Security - Niagara Falls Air Base
Sept. 18, 2013 National Preparedness Month
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union - Hezbollah Organization Designation
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security Secretary - Urban Area Security Initiative Funding
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
July 10, 2013 Letter to Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator - Safety Regulations
June 24, 2013 Congressmen Chris Collins & Brian Higgins Object to Efforts to Move Army Corps Personnel Out of WNY
June 5, 2013 Return Buffalo to the Urban Area Security Initiative Program
May 7, 2013 Urban Area Security Initiative
April 23, 2013 Rep. Brian Higgins Responds to US/Canada Terror Plot
March 21, 2013 Letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole - Repeal the Allowance of Knives on Airplanes
March 14, 2013 Congressman Higgins Announces US-Canada Agreement to Begin Peace Bridge Pre-Inspection Pilot Project
Dec. 12, 2012 Lessons Learned in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy
Oct. 29, 2012 Congressman Higgins Provides Update on Federal Efforts Related to Hurricane Sandy
Sept. 19, 2012 Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012
Sept. 12, 2012 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Senseless Attack on Libyan Consulate
Aug. 1, 2012 Buffalo-Niagara and the Urban Area Security Initiative Program
July 30, 2012 Hearing of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Beyond Borders: Are the Department of Homeland Security's International Agreements Ensuring Actionable Intelligence to Combat Threats to the U.S. Homeland?"
June 7, 2012 Higgins Offers Amendment to Restore Urban Area Security Initiative Funding
June 6, 2012 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013
May 18, 2012 Hearing of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Terrorist Financing Since 9/11: Assessing an Evolving al Qaeda and State Sponsors of Terrorism"
April 25, 2012 Keeping Our Flying Public Safe
Feb. 15, 2012 Letter to Secretary Napolitano and Commissioner Aguilar
Feb. 3, 2012 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Urban Area Security Initiative Program Funding
Dec. 7, 2011 Beyond the Boarder Agreement
Oct. 25, 2011 Hochul, Higgins, & Slaughter Demand Answers On Colgan Emails
Oct. 1, 2011 Letter to Napolitano and Commissioner Bersin
Sept. 28, 2011 Letter to Commissioner Bersin, Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Sept. 20, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Sept. 11, 2011 10th Anniversary of 9/11
July 20, 2011 Representatives Higgins & Hochul Call for Homeland Security Hearing on Hezbollah's Influence in North America
July 12, 2011 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
July 7, 2011 NY Democrats Sponsor Boarding Pass Security Legislation
June 27, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Afghanistan Troop Withdraw
June 2, 2011 Higgins' Amendment Saving WNY From Security Funding Ax Passes House
June 1, 2011 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012
May 2, 2011 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on the Death of Osama bin Laden
April 27, 2011 Congressman Higgins Announces Start of Construction at Coast Guard Site
March 31, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Mahmoud Abbas Re-Entering Peace Talks
March 11, 2011 Higgins Fights Flood Map for Old First Ward
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