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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
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
June 18, 2014 Highway Trust Fund Going Broke
June 17, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers
June 17, 2014 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on the Potential Solar Panel Plant in Buffalo
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
June 11, 2014 Community Development Block Grants
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 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
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
May 14, 2014 Higgins Welcomes GSA Initiative on Reuse of Dillon Courthouse
May 14, 2014 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Importance of Strong Federal Commitment to Infrastructure Investment
May 13, 2014 Cancer Survivor & Champion, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Joins Congressman Higgins & Roswell Park Cancer Institute to Highlight Progress, Next Steps in Cancer Prevention & Treatment
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 8, 2014 Cancer Research
May 7, 2014 Teacher Appreciation Week
April 30, 2014 Highway and Transportation Projects
April 29, 2014 National Days of Remembrance and Commemoration of the Holocaust
April 24, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior - Dept. of Interior Approval Will Help Breathe New Life Into Richardson Olmsted Complex
April 23, 2014 Congressman Higgins, Senator Gillibrand & Community Action Organization of Erie County Announce Over $13.66 Million Grant for Head Start/Early Head Start
April 17, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Protecting the Great Lakes
April 10, 2014 Higgins Votes No on Ryan Budget Plan
April 10, 2014 Letter to Howard "Buck" Mckeon, Chairman and Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the U.S. Armed Services Committee - Funding for the Modernization and Recapitalization of the Air National Guard C-130 Fleet
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 8, 2014 Water Week
April 7, 2014 Congressman Higgins Announces Over $3.89 Million Federal Grant for Buffalo School Students
April 4, 2014 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 3, 2014 Social Security Administration Accountability Act
April 2, 2014 Ryan Budget
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
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
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 31, 2014 A.G. Schneiderman Joins Congressman Higgins to Announce Co-Sponsorship of Smartphone Theft Prevention Act in U.S. House of Representatives
March 31, 2014 Higgins Announces Additional Customs and Border Patrol Officers to be Assigned to Western New York
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ken Calvert, Chairman and Jim Moran, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, of the Committee on Appropriations - Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
March 27, 2014 National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 21, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Calling for Extension of Wind Energy Credit
March 20, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Buffalo-Erie-Niagara Region's Exclusion from Urban Area Security Initiative Program
March 19, 2014 In Response to Congressman Higgins, NYSDOT Confirms New West Seneca Bridge Will Feature Flood Resistant Design
March 19, 2014 Higgins Credits Community with Tonawanda Coke Verdict
March 19, 2014 Congressman Higgins Announces Nearly $170,000 for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Buffalo
March 18, 2014 A.G. Schneiderman, Congressman Higgins, and I-STOP Allies Call on the Federal Government to Rescind FDA Approval of Dangerous Opiod Zohydro ER
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 12, 2014 Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
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