Rep. Brian Higgins
Democrat • 26th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 224 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 75 of 436)
- 286 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 111 of 439) 10 Made Into Law (Ranks 148 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 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 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 7 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.5087Referred to the House Committee Jul 11, 2014 10 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...
H.R.5051 - Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014Referred to House Ways and Means Jul 09, 2014 52 Views
To ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
H.Res.657Motion to reconsider laid Jul 11, 2014 31 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unpr...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 3230: Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 3230 Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014Aye (with party)July 22, 2014
H.R. 1022: Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1022 Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs ActAye (with party)July 22, 2014
H.R. 4411: Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 4411 To prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)July 22, 2014