Representative Brian Higgins's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 26
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8/04/16 Congressman Higgins & The Service Collaborative of Western New York Announce Over $3.4 Million AmeriCorps Grant 7/28/16 Higgins Announces FDA Action to Examine Gay Blood Donation Ban 7/26/16 Higgins Welcomes Release of Environmental Assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North Project, Calling it a Major Milestone in Removal of the Elevated Highway 7/25/16 Governor Cuomo Announces $14.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding 7/24/16 Higgins & Kennedy Announce Green Light for Skyway Study 7/19/16 Mayor Brown, Congressman Higgins Host Official Reopening of Newly Rehabilitated Ferry Street Bridge 7/18/16 Standing On The Shores Of Lake Erie, Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering United States 7/18/16 Higgins' Effort Ensures Continued Funding for Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor 7/14/16 Higgins Wins Approval for Amendment Protecting Great Lakes from Future Attempts to Divert Water 7/13/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns 7/13/16 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 7/13/16 Hearing of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee - How Prepared is the Department of Homeland Security? 7/13/16 Letter to the Honorable Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defense - Commendment on Announcement on Gaza Energy Supply and Supports Long-term Approach to Address Water Crisis 7/12/16 Rebuilding Our Infrastructure 7/11/16 With Looming Fear of Significant Job Loss, Due to Bank Merger, Senator Schumer & Rep. Higgins Announce Major Agreement with Keybank to Help Save At-Risk Jobs and Dramatically Reduce Job Loss in the Region; Agreement will Also Pave the Way for Growth in Up 7/08/16 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins 7/06/16 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections 7/06/16 Preventing Gun Violence 7/06/16 Higgins Announces New Federal Policy Expanding Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Medication 7/05/16 UAW, AT&T and WNY Community Help "Cell Phones For Soldiers' to Provide Troops and Veterans with Free Calls Home 7/05/16 Letter to Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States- With Cancer Moonshot Leaping Forward, Congressman Higgins Invites Vice President Biden to Visit Roswell Park Cancer Institute 6/30/16 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule 6/29/16 Letter to the Hon. Jon F. Prato, Consul General of Canada in New York, the Hon. Rose Hilmey, Acting Director of Field Operations at the Buffalo Field Office, and the Hon. Lew Holloway, General Manager of the Niagra Falls Bridge Commission - Push for Direct Pedestrian Access to Canadian GO Train Service 6/23/16 Higgins Among Members of Congress Calling for Action on Common Sense Gun Legislation 6/20/16 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men 6/16/16 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Announce More Than $2.2 Million in Fed Funds for SUNY Buffalo to Conduct Ground-Breaking Research and Increase Primary Care Services in Western NY 6/14/16 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency 6/14/16 Congressman Higgins Renews Call to End FDA Rule Banning Gay Blood Donors 6/10/16 Higgins Announces $239,250 Federal Grant to UB for Work at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute 6/08/16 Higgins Announces New Effort to Speed Border Crossing for Commercial Vehicles at the Peace Bridge 6/08/16 Letter to The Honorable John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Seeking To Improve Efficiency & Lift Arbitrary Cap On Screeners 6/08/16 Letter to the Honorable John Carter and the Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard - TSA Delays and Improve Efficiency and Increase Workforce 5/31/16 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban 5/25/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 5/25/16 Roswell Park Cancer Institute Awarded New Research Grants 5/25/16 Congressman Higgins Announces $33.8 Million in Federal Grants to Roswell Park Researchers 5/24/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel 5/23/16 Letter to the Hon. Matthew Driscoll, Commissoner of the New York Department of Transportation- The Buffalo Skyway 5/20/16 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission - Combat Illegal Trade 5/19/16 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations 5/18/16 Infrastructure Week 5/16/16 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus 5/12/16 Higgins Recognizes House Action on Opioid Related Bills as Good First Step in Addressing the National Epidemic 5/12/16 Approval of Norwegian Air International's Foreign Air Carrier Permit 5/11/16 Breaking Addiction to Opioids 5/10/16 Congressman Higgins Heads Back to Washington, D.C. as House Prepares to Consider Opioid Related Legislation 5/10/16 Congressman Higgins Introduces US-Israel Maritime Security Partnership Act 5/05/16 Letter to Gil Quiniones, President and CEO of the New York Power Authority- Electricity Rate Spikes Following Huntley Plant Closure 5/05/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States- Expand Access to Retirement Savings through Executive Order 5/04/16 Letter to President Obama - Calling on President Obama to Keep Sudan Humanitarian Crisis a High Priority

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