Brian Higgins
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Brian Higgins

Democrat

United States House of Representatives NY-26

New York

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
2459 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Niagara Falls District Office
800 Main Street Suite 3C
Niagara Falls, NY. 14301
Buffalo District Office
726 Exchange Street, Suite 601 Larkin at Exchange
Buffalo, NY. 14210
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Brian Higgins

United States House of Representatives NY-26
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61
Years of Age
26
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

Brian Michael Higgins (born October 6, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 26th congressional district, serving since 2005. The district, numbered as the 27th district from 2005 to 2013, includes Buffalo and Niagara Falls. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is a member of several congressional committees and caucuses. Higgins was born and raised in Buffalo, and graduated from college in Buffalo, later obtaining graduate degrees from Buffalo State College and Harvard University.Self-described as both an independent and conservative Democrat, Higgins is also considered a centrist. He supports the strengthening of Social Security and has been a proponent for a public option for health insurance. He further supports national and regional economic development. Previously anti-abortion, Higgins now supports abortion rights. He has also supported efforts for peace in many areas of the world, and been actively involved in the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Experience

Education

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MPA Public Policy/Administration
1996
Buffalo State College
MA History
1985
Buffalo State College
BA Political Science
1984

Past Positions

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Assistant Democratic Whip
United States House of Representatives
2011 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, New York
2004 - Current
Assembly Member
New York State Assembly
1999 - 2003
Member
Buffalo Common Council
1988 - 1993
Chief of Staff
Erie County Legislature
1993 - 1998
Senior Policy Advisor
Erie County Legislature
1994 - 1998

Other Experience

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Member
Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church
Current
Historian
Irish-American Legislators Society of New York
Member
Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
Member
New Democrat Coalition
Member
New York State Irish Legislators Association
Member
Ways & Means Committee, United States House of Representatives
2009 - 2010
Member
Committee Government & Oversight, United States House of Representatives
2005 - 2008
Member
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives
2005 - 2008
Former Co-Chair
Congressional Cancer Caucus
Former Co-Chair
Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
Member
Cancer Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Older Cities Task Force
Former Co-Chair
Northern Border Caucus
Former Co-Chair
Congressional Great Lakes Task Force
Former Co-Chair
Historic Preservation Caucus
Former Member
Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Homeland Security Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, United States House of Representatives
Member
Congressional Great Lakes Task Force
Member
Northern Border Caucus

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$1,077,931
Total Raised
$903,448
Total Spent
$970,990
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics