Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Brian Higgins

Rep. Brian Higgins

Democrat, New York, 26th District
Office 202-225-3306 | @RepBrianHiggins | Facebook

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Grade

17

Votes for Children

46

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Higgins represents a district with a child poverty rate of 25.9 percent. 12.7 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 20.9 percent are food insecure, and 1.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Higgins has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 45 bills to help children. Rep. Higgins has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Higgins has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1846 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2000 the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2111 the PROTECT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2452 the Medicare for America Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2507 the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2649 the Tax Equity and Prosperity for Puerto Rican Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2674 the Gun Theft Prevention Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3018 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4768 the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4980 the Family First Transition Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6150 the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6442 the Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6563 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.


  • voted for H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6820 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6918 the Paycheck Recovery Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.748 the CARES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7551 the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7884 the Newborn CARES Act.

  • voted for H.R.7909 the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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