Rep. Brian Higgins

Representative from New York’s 26th District, Democrat

Higgins, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 26th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for New York's 27th congressional district (2005-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Higgins has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Higgins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Higgins for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Brian Higgins sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Higgins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Health (17%) International Affairs (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Emergency Management (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Higgins’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Higgins’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.Res. 720: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for ...
May 11, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1675: Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015
Feb 3, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 160: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2029: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Apr 30, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Higgins missed 388 of 8,856 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 130 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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