Rep. Brian Higgins
Democrat • 26th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 10 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 192 of 430) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 52 of 430)
- 217 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 122 of 437) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 286 of 437)
Higgins was born October 6, 1959 in Buffalo, New York. He received his undergraduate and graduate education at Buffalo State College, studying political science and history. In 1995, he was awarded the inaugural Western New York Harvard Graduate fellowship, and one year later earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to being elected to Congress, Higgins served served three two-year terms as the South District Councilman on the Buffalo Common Council from 1988-1994. In 1993, during his final year on the Council, Brian was rated "Buffalo's Best Lawmaker" in a 1993 Buffalo News Survey of Western New York business and community leaders. After that, Brian served on the 145th Assemblyman in the New York Assembly from 1999-2004. http://higgins.house.gov/meetbrian.asp
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.3997 - Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Feb 05, 2014 3 Views
To amend title VII of the Social Security Act to require the President to transmit the annual budget of the Social Security Administration wit...
H.R.3699 - Structured Settlement Claimants Rights Act of 2013Referred to the Subcommittee Jan 27, 2014 2 Views
To amend title 28, United States Code, to protect the right of a claimant in a civil action before a Federal court to retain a structured sett...
H.R.3452 - FANS ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jan 09, 2014 5 Views
To decrease the frequency of sports blackouts, to require the application of the antitrust laws to Major League Baseball, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.4045 - First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal ActReferred to House House Administration Feb 11, 2014 21 Views
To award a Congressional gold medal, collectively, to the First Rhode Island Regiment, in recognition of their dedicated service during the Re...
H.Res.473Referred to the House Committee Feb 04, 2014 4 Views
Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2014, as National Cancer Prevention Day.
H.R.3972 - Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jan 29, 2014 15 Views
To prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual's status or history of unemployment.
Recent Voting History
H.Res. 499: Condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended: H RES 499 Condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian FederationAye (with party)March 11, 2014
H.R. 3979: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3979 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014Aye (with party)March 11, 2014
H.R. 3474: Hire More Heroes Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 3474 Hire More Heroes Act of 2013Aye (with party)March 11, 2014