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Federal Issues

Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins on Debt Ceiling Vote

8/02/2011- “This was a difficult decision following a long and disappointing display of Washington gamesmanship.

Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins on the Boehner Default Bill

7/29/2011- “The American people want compromise and deserve a serious effort to protect their best interests and get the job done. Instead, this doomed bill is more of the same Washington nonsense that amounts to nothing more than a political ploy and a waste of valuable time.

Statement by Congressman Higgins on the End to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

7/22/2011- “With today’s certification of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” we lift an unfair weight from the shoulders of our brave and selfless military men and women and enter a new era of respect and equal justice in America.

Representatives Higgins & Hochul Call for Homeland Security Hearing on Hezbollah’s Influence in North America

7/20/2011- Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Kathy Hochul (NY-26), members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, have asked for a committee hearing to discuss Hezbollah’s influence in North America.