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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Higgins for more statistics.
Brian Higgins sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- House Committee on Homeland Security
Higgins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) International Affairs (14%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Higgins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5066: United States-Israel Maritime Security Partnership Act of 2016
- H.R. 4304: Nuclear Worker Residual Contaminations Compensation Act
- H.R. 4159: Access to Military Service Records Act of 2015
- H.R. 3852: To direct the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the benefits ...
- H.R. 3350: Know the CBRN Terrorism Threats to Transportation Act
- H.R. 3203: Vacant Homes Act of 2015
- H.R. 2855: Veterans Education Flexibility Act
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From Jan 2005 to Jul 2016, Higgins missed 386 of 8,731 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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