Rep. Brian Higgins
Democrat • 26th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 237 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 295 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 114 of 438) 14 Made Into Law (Ranks 66 of 438)
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.4641Referred to the Subcommittee May 19, 2014 5 Views
To reauthorize the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act.
H.R.3997 - Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Mar 03, 2014 4 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 5 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...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.697Referred to the House Committee Jul 30, 2014 9 Views
Expressing support for the designation of September 2014 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
H.R.5182 - Social Security and Medicare Parity Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 23, 2014 4 Views
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for equal treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages, and for other purposes.
H.Con.Res.107On motion to suspend the rules and agree Jul 30, 2014 9 Views
Denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law.
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Nay (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Nay (with party)August 01, 2014