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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Stand Against LGBTQ Discrimination
July 28, 2016 Higgins Announces FDA Action to Examine Gay Blood Donation Ban
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
March 15, 2016 Higgins Announces $7.75 Million to Address Work Ending Homelessness in Western New York
Dec. 21, 2015 Higgins: Action on Longtime Blood Donation Ban is Warranted But FDA Should Do Better
Dec. 14, 2015 "Blood is Blood" & Community Rally Against the FDA Policy Banning Gay Blood Donors
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, Presidnet of the United States - Award Simeon Booker the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel
Oct. 20, 2015 Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration
Sept. 3, 2015 Congressman Higgins & Mayor Dyster Announce Federal Grant to Support Police Officers & Equipment
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
Feb. 12, 2015 Congressman Higgins Announces Approval of Bill Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Selma Foot Soldiers
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally
Oct. 16, 2014 Higgins Announces $325,000 for Housing Opportunities Made Equal
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 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
Jan. 30, 2014 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Situation in Ukraine
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
June 25, 2013 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Voting Rights Act
March 5, 2013 Upholding Voting Rights Act
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
June 14, 2011 Statement in Support of Marriage Equality
Feb. 23, 2011 Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins
June 4, 2007 Higgins Lauds Attorney General's Actions to Defend WNYers, Invites Public to "Know Your Rights"
Sept. 7, 2006 Recognizing The Minority Bar Association Of Western New York
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