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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

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: I-190 Tolls
Issue Position: Skyway
Issue Position: Peace Bridge
Issue Position: I-190 Tolls
June 18, 2014 Highway Trust Fund Going Broke
June 9, 2014 Niagara Falls International Railway Station Breaks Ground In More Ways Than One
June 6, 2014 Higgins Applauds DOT Plans for West Seneca Bridge
May 14, 2014 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Importance of Strong Federal Commitment to Infrastructure Investment
April 30, 2014 Highway and Transportation Projects
April 1, 2014 Mayor Brown, Congressman Higgins Announce the Start of an $11.3 Million Makeover for Ohio Street
March 31, 2014 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee
March 5, 2014 Letter to John S. Pistole, Administrator Transportation Security Administration - Opposition of Pulling Buffalo-Niagara International Airport Status as a Hub
Feb. 28, 2014 Higgins Refutes Claim That Aviation Safety Reforms Lead to Pilot Shortages
Feb. 28, 2014 Higgins Applauds Approval of Phase II of Peace Bridge Widening Project
Feb. 26, 2014 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Great Lakes Navigation System
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Joan McDonald, Commissioner New York State Department of Transportation - Call for Expedited Timeline, Flood Resistant Design for West Seneca Bridge
Jan. 28, 2014 Congressman Higgins Responds to State of the Union Address
Jan. 21, 2014 Statement from Congressman Higgins on Start of Peace Bridge Pre-Inspection Pilot
Jan. 8, 2014 Letter to Ms. Pollack, Chair of the International Joint Commission - Investigation Into Niagara River Ice Jam
Nov. 18, 2013 Letter to Melvin S. Hoffman, Judge US Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts - Consumer Relief in Direct Air Case
Sept. 3, 2013 Mayor Brown, Senator Schumer, Congressman Higgins Launch Start Of Construction For "Cars Sharing Main Street" Project
Aug. 27, 2013 Leter to Thomas J. Madison, Jr., New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director
Aug. 7, 2013 Maffei and Hanna Push for Strong Water Resources Development Act
July 30, 2013 Construction to Begin on Sherwood Greenway Trail
July 10, 2013 Schumer, Higgins: Possible Parallel Between 2009 Buffalo Crash and Recent Asiana Air Crash Should Lead FAA to Immediately Finalize Pilot Training Regs to Prevent Aerodynamic Stalls and to Propose Tougher International Rules at Upcoming UN Assembly
July 10, 2013 Letter to Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator - Safety Regulations
July 10, 2013 Western New York Delegation Announces FAA Release of New Rules on Pilot Training
July 8, 2013 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator of Federal Aviation Administration - Flight Safety and Pilot Training Rules and Regulations
May 15, 2013 Higgins Applauds Discussion About Skyway's Future
March 22, 2013 Higgins' Statement on FAA Announcement of Air Traffic Control Tower Closings
March 21, 2013 Letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole - Repeal the Allowance of Knives on Airplanes
March 20, 2013 Repeal the Sequester
March 14, 2013 Congressman Higgins Announces US-Canada Agreement to Begin Peace Bridge Pre-Inspection Pilot Project
Feb. 13, 2013 Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
Nov. 29, 2012 Crumbling Infrastructure
Nov. 27, 2012 The United States Economy and Jobs
Oct. 9, 2012 Pre-Inspection Pilot Planned for Peace Bridge
Sept. 24, 2012 Letter to Commissioner McDonald, New York State Department of Transportation
Sept. 12, 2012 High Unemployment for Returning Veterans
July 26, 2012 Condemning Anti-Safety Legislation
July 19, 2012 Higgins Announces $2.4 Million to Dunkirk Airport
July 18, 2012 Continental Flight 3407
July 10, 2012 Expediting Traffic at the Peace Bridge
July 10, 2012 Republicans are Holding America Hostage
July 6, 2012 Higgins Legislation Naming Buffalo Federal Courthouse for Justice Jackson Approved in Committee
July 6, 2012 Hochul, Higgins, Slaughter & Reed Call on Pinnacle to Honor Obligations to 3407 Families
June 29, 2012 Statement from Congressman Brian Higgins on Passage of "Underwhelming, Pathetically Weak" Transportation Authorization Bill
June 25, 2012 Higgins Calls for Creation of Western Gateway to Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
May 15, 2012 Statement from Congressman Brian Higgins on DOT Street Sign Regulations
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