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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
Feb. 14, 2014 Grants Boost Erie Canal Education and Preservation
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Great Lakes Navigation System
Feb. 10, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State - NATO Enlargement
Feb. 7, 2014 Higgins Says Social Security Violating Own Rules on Amherst Closing
Feb. 5, 2014 Protecting and Preserving the Great Lakes
Feb. 4, 2014 World Cancer Day Awareness
Feb. 4, 2014 The Social Security Administration Accountability Act
Feb. 3, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator US Environmental Protection Agency, and David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor - Tonawanda Coke Explosion
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Full LIHEAP Funding in 2015 Budget
Jan. 30, 2014 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Situation in Ukraine
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 Robert Moses Parkway Funding
Jan. 28, 2014 Congressman Higgins Responds to State of the Union Address
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to House and Senate Committees on Agriculture - Protect Against Agriculture Tariffs
Jan. 23, 2014 Higgins to Introduce Legislation to Encourage US Homeownership by Canadians
Jan. 21, 2014 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security - Keeping Amherst Office Open
Jan. 21, 2014 Statement from Congressman Higgins on Start of Peace Bridge Pre-Inspection Pilot
Jan. 17, 2014 Letter to Curtis Marez, President of the American Studies Association - Condemning Academic Boycott of Israel
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Jan. 14, 2014 The Veterans' Records Reconstruction Act
Jan. 13, 2014 Higgins Applauds First Step in Long Overdue Transfer of NFTA's Outer Harbor Property
Jan. 10, 2014 Higgins Announces IRS Decision on Affordable Care Act Pertaining to Volunteer Firefighters
Jan. 9, 2014 Full Funding for Customs and Border Protection
Jan. 8, 2014 Letter to Ms. Pollack, Chair of the International Joint Commission - Investigation Into Niagara River Ice Jam
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Thomas Winkowski, Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner - Alleviate Peace Bridge Staffing Shortages
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 10, 2013 Letter to Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development - Reproductive Health as a Core Human Right
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Congressmen Bill Shuster, Barbara Boxer, Nick Rahall, and David Vitter - Water Resources Reform and Development Act
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin - Tax Reform
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
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 18, 2013 Letter to Melvin S. Hoffman, Judge US Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts - Consumer Relief in Direct Air Case
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell - Tightening Sanctions Against Iran
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Outdated Fast Track For Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nov. 13, 2013 Higgins Applauds Continued Momentum on Ohio Street
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Government Shutdown
Oct. 30, 2013 Fake Votes Put Politics Ahead of the American People
Oct. 29, 2013 Support Our Veterans
Oct. 24, 2013 Higgins Announces Approval of Water Infrastructure Legislation
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Senators Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby and Representatives Harold Rogers and Nita Lowey - Continue to Fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Oct. 16, 2013 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins
Oct. 16, 2013 Default Would Have a Profound Impact
Oct. 15, 2013 Put the Interest of the American People First
Oct. 10, 2013 Recognizing the 102nd Anniversary of Double Ten Day for the People of Taiwan
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Oct. 5, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner - Demand a Vote on Bill to Reopen Government
Oct. 3, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi - Comprehensive Immigration Reform with Strong Labor Protections
Oct. 2, 2013 Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors
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