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Brian Higgins' Public Statements

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
Sept. 16, 2008 Congressman Higgins Hails Passage of Historic Comprehensive Energy Legislation
Aug. 21, 2008 Congressman Higgins Asks HUD to Develop Funding Formula to Address Vacant Housing Problems in Older Communities Like Western New York
Aug. 20, 2008 Congressman Higgins, Mayor Brown Announce Plans to Install a Surveillance Camera in the Outer Harbor Area
Aug. 14, 2008 New Shoreline Trail on Buffalo's Outer Harbor Open to Public
Aug. 7, 2008 Congressman Higgins & WRFA Announce Station Inclusion in Corporation for Public Broadcasting Program
Aug. 4, 2008 Congressman Higgins Joins Local Law Enforcement and Community Leaders to Kick-Off National Night Out 2008
July 31, 2008 Higgins Hails House Action to Preserve and Protect the Great Lakes
July 29, 2008 Higgins Blasts Bush Administration for Partisan US Attorney Hiring
July 23, 2008 Higgins Backs Passage of Housing Bill Providing Tax Breaks for Working Families and Investments in Neighborhood Revitalization
July 22, 2008 Recognizing the Significance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
July 15, 2008 Higgins Hails Veto Override to Stop Cuts to Medicare Payments
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
July 1, 2008 Congressman Higgins Applauds the First of Several Federal Student Loan Rate Cuts
June 15, 2008 Schumer, Clinton, Higgins to Introduce a Resolution Naming Highway Near Ralph Wilson Stadium in Honor of Buffalo Native Tim Russert
June 4, 2008 Citing Consistent Backlogs and Increasing Number of New Cases Congressman Higgins Calls for Swift Action on Hiring of Staff & Judges to Hear Social Security Cases
May 23, 2008 Higgins Backs Legislation Providing Troops with Equipment & Raises
May 22, 2008 Higgins Joins House in Approving the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act
May 8, 2008 Hails Passage of Legislation Echoing Provisions Called for In Higgins Legislation
May 7, 2008 Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008
April 28, 2008 Peace Bridge Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins
April 25, 2008 Congressman Higgins & Black Rock Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services Announce Housing Initiatives
April 24, 2008 Congressman Higgins Says Lack of Space is Poor Argument for Staffing Shortfalls in Local Social Security Disability Office
April 23, 2008 Recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Modern State of Israel
April 23, 2008 Higgins Recognizes Historic 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the State of Israel
April 22, 2008 Higgins Celebrates Earth Day, Pledges to Protect Environment, Fight Global Warming
April 18, 2008 Congressmembers Higgins, Reynolds & Slaughter Urge Department of Defense to Reconsider Redeployment of Disabled Veteran
April 17, 2008 Higgins Hails Passage of Bill to Help Families Access College Financial Aid
April 16, 2008 Recognizing the Sisters of Mercy on Their 150th Anniversary
April 14, 2008 Astounded by March Report of Social Security Disability Backlogs in WNY, Congressman Higgins Calls On SSA to Provide Additional Judges to Hear Area Cases
April 8, 2008 Congressman Higgins Joins House in Commitment to Care for Wounded Soldiers
April 2, 2008 Higgins Slams FEMA for Flawed Flood Insurance Program
Feb. 22, 2008 Higgins Responds to Rise in US Cancer Deaths
Feb. 21, 2008 Higgins Demands Congressional Investigation into Alleged Suppression of Great Lakes Environmental Study
Feb. 20, 2008 Letter to Julie Louise Gerberding, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health & Human Services, Re: Support for Programs to Improve Health and Wellbeing of New Yorkers
Feb. 12, 2008 Clinton, Higgins Call on Bush to Strengthen American Leadership in Darfur
Feb. 8, 2008 Letter to President Bush, Re: Strengthen American Leadership in Darfur
Feb. 7, 2008 Higgins Applauds Passage of Bill to Rein in College Costs, Remove Barriers to College Enrollment
Feb. 7, 2008 House Approves Bipartisan Economic Stimulus Package
Jan. 24, 2008 Legislation Provides for Congressional Oversight on Decisions Impacting Local Offices
Jan. 23, 2008 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee- Effective Diplomacy and the Future of U.S. Embassies
Jan. 17, 2008 Statement on the Future of St. Joseph Hospital
Jan. 16, 2008 Higgins Applauds Passage of Legislation to Expand Small Business Opportunities for Veterans
Dec. 18, 2007 Higgins Joins Congress to Approve Historic Energy Security Bill
Dec. 13, 2007 Higgins Votes to Extend and Improve National "Do Not Call" Registry
Dec. 12, 2007 Higgins Supports Moving Forward on Waterfront Parkway
Dec. 4, 2007 Restore Act of 2007
Nov. 15, 2007 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - One Year Later: Have TSA Airport Security Checkpoints Improved?
Nov. 6, 2007 Letter to Mary Peters, Secretary of Transportation, Re: Congestion Pricing
Nov. 6, 2007 Hearing of the House Oversight Government Reform Committee's National Security Foreign Affairs Subcommittee - (Part II):Security in a Post 9/11 World
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