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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

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: Our Troops and Our Veterans
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
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Jan. 14, 2014 The Veterans' Records Reconstruction Act
Oct. 29, 2013 Support Our Veterans
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
July 3, 2013 Higgins Introduces Veterans Education Flexibility Act
June 13, 2013 Higgins Fights to Keep College Student Loan Rates Low
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 22, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Mismanagement at the Veteran's Adminstration
April 18, 2013 Letter to Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro - Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services Funding
April 10, 2013 Western New Yorkers Will Fight for What They Deserve
Sept. 12, 2012 High Unemployment for Returning Veterans
July 6, 2012 Congressman Higgins Presents Medals to Family of WWII Vet
Nov. 2, 2011 Higgins Applauds Approval of Cost of Living Adjustment for Disabled Veterans
May 26, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
April 4, 2011 Higgins Asks VA to Better Accommodate Chautauqua County Volunteers
Dec. 16, 2010 Higgins Votes to Expand Education and Job Training for Veterans
Nov. 10, 2010 Improving the Quality of Life for Our Veterans
Sept. 23, 2010 Congressman Higgins Votes to Create Fast-Track EMT Certification for Veterans
Oct. 22, 2009 Congressman Higgins Announces Special Payments For Service Members Who Served Under Stop Loss Orders
Oct. 8, 2009 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs Of The House Committee On Veterans' Affairs - Legislative Hearing On H.R. 761, H.R. 2243, H.R. 3485, H.R. 3544, And Draft Legislation
Oct. 8, 2009 Congressman Higgins Votes To Approve Service Members Home Ownership Act
July 29, 2009 Congressman Higgins Approves Bills Improving Housing Conditions And Business Opportunities For Veterans
July 10, 2009 Congressman Higgins' Vote To Approve Veterans Affairs And Military Funding Achieves Victory For Veterans Care
June 24, 2009 Higgins Votes To Approve Bills That Improve Health Care For Veterans
June 16, 2009 Congressman Higgins Votes To Approve Homes For Heroes Act Of 2009
June 15, 2009 Congressman Higgins Votes To Approve Bill Providing Critical Funding For National Security, Flu Response Efforts, Cash For Clunkers & Veterans
May 5, 2009 Higgins, Schumer, Gillibrand & Slaughter Ask VA to Establish Job Center for Disabled Vets in Buffalo
Nov. 11, 2008 Veterans Day Message
Oct. 21, 2008 Congressman Higgins Announces Bill to Provide Federal Grants for Veteran Treatment Courts
Sept. 19, 2008 Higgins Votes to Eliminate Voting Barriers for Men and Women in Uniform
July 10, 2008 Higgins Joins House in Approving Homes for Heroes Act
July 3, 2008 Higgins, Collins, Schroeder & Kennedy Applaud GI Bill of Rights for the 21st Century Signed into Law this Week
April 18, 2008 Congressmembers Higgins, Reynolds & Slaughter Urge Department of Defense to Reconsider Redeployment of Disabled Veteran
Jan. 16, 2008 Higgins Applauds Passage of Legislation to Expand Small Business Opportunities for Veterans
June 1, 2007 Congressional Funding for Vets Represents the Largest Increase in History
May 26, 2006 Encouraging Comprehensive Investigation Into the Health Effects of Agent Orange Exposure
May 26, 2006 This Memorial Day, Higgins Honors Men and Women of Armed Services
May 13, 2006 Senator Clinton Re-Introduces Legislation to Provide Special Pension to Parents Of Servicemen and Servicewomen Killed During War
March 8, 2006 Lofgren Calls for Veterans' Care to Be Included in Iraq Supplemental
Nov. 22, 2005 Higgins Leads House Democrats in Sending Letter to Speaker Hastert Expressing Strong Opposition to Decision to Discontinue Joint Hearings of House...
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2010 Issue Position: Veterans
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