Rep. Brian Higgins
Democrat • 26th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 227 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 76 of 436)
- 289 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 112 of 439) 10 Made Into Law (Ranks 150 of 439)
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 2 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 8 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...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5182 - Social Security and Medicare Parity Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 23, 2014 14 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.107Referred to the House Committee Jul 16, 2014 7 Views
Denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law.
H.R.5087Referred to the House Committee Jul 11, 2014 2 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, as the "Staff Sergeant Rober...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 3107: Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3107 Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground ActAye (with party)July 28, 2014
H.R. 3202: Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3202 Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment ActAye (with party)July 28, 2014
H.R. 935: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 935 To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposesNay (with party)July 28, 2014