Vote — Feb 11, 2016 4:55 p.m.
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).
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)
Brian Higgins sits on the following committees:
Higgins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) International Affairs (10%) Taxation (10%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%)
Some of Higgins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2005 to Feb 2016, Higgins missed 372 of 8,323 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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