Brian Higgins

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Brian Higgins currently serves the 27th Congressional district of New York

Brian Higgins, a Democrat, has represented the 27th Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

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. [1]

Congressional career

His biggest accomplishment since being elected to Congress is securing $279 Million over 50 years for Erie County's various governments and agencies from New York Power Authority as part of the Niagara Falls Relicensing Agreement.[2]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Michael J. McHale to face Higgins in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Higgins retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Brian Higgins
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Brian Higgins. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office: 431 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3306
Fax: 202-226-0347
Web Email
Website

District Office- Buffalo:
Larkin Building
726 Exchange Street, Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-852-3501
Fax: 716-852-3929

District Office- Jamestown:
Fenton Building, Suite 300
2 East Second Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716 484-0729
Fax: 716 484-1049

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 4, 2008
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
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Previous Political Work?
New York State Assembly, Buffalo City Council
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District Offices:
1. Larkin Building, 726 Exchange Street, Suite 601, Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-852-3501 / Fax: 716-852-3929
2. Fenton Building, Suite 300, 2 East Second Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716 484-0729 / Fax: 716 484-1049




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Date of Birth: October 6, 1959