Brian Higgins, D-NY

 

Current Office: U.S. House, Current District: 27
First Elected: 11/02/2004, Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2010

 

  • 10 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 177 of 440) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 8 of 440)
  • 182 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 192 of 440) 8 Made Into Law (Ranks 18 of 440)
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    Votes with party 99%  Abstains: 3%
     

    Summary

    Election Cycle 2008
    Total Income $1,088,825
    Total Spent $850,357
    Cash On Hand $624,794

     

    Top Contributors

    Cellino & Barnes $11,400
    American Postal Workers Union $10,000
    Bricklayers Union $10,000
    Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
    Ironworkers Union $10,000
    Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $10,000
    National Assn of Realtors $10,000
    United Food & Commercial Workers Union $10,000
    Collins & Maxwell $9,200
    Strategic Investments $9,200
    Tally Ho Entertainment $9,200

    Top Sectors

    Labor $210,350
    Finance/Insur/RealEst $143,950
    Lawyers & Lobbyists $105,850

     

     

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    for example:

    Abortion Issues

    11/07/2009 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
    H Amdt 509
    N Amendment Adopted - House
    (240 - 194)
    11/07/2009 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
    H Amdt 510
    N Amendment Rejected - House
    (176 - 258)
    12/06/2006 Abortion Pain Bill
    HR 6099
    N Bill Failed - House
    (250 - 162)
    09/26/2006 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
    S 403
    N Bill Passed - House
    (264 - 153)
    06/09/2006 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act
    HR 5522
    Y Bill Passed - House
    (373 - 34)
    05/25/2005 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment
    H AMDT 209
    Y Amendment Rejected - House
    (194 - 233)

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    Budget, Spending and Taxes

    2/16/2009 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit
    HR 4314
    Y Bill Passed - House
    (218 - 214)

    Project Vote Smart Interest Group Ratings for example:

    Abortion issues

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2008.

    2007-2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association 100 percent in 2007-2008.

    2007  In 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Representative Higgins a grade of 100.

    2007-2008  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to National Right to Life Committee's position, Representative Higgins received a rating of 0.

    2003-2006  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to New York State Right to Life Committee's position, Representative Higgins received a rating of 80.

    Sexual issues

    2007  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 100 percent in 2007.

    Family issues

    2007-2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2007-2008.

     

    Budget, Spending and Taxes

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    2008  Americans for Fair Taxation considered how each congressional representative stood on the FairTax, illustrated with +3 as a sponsorship, +2 as a co-sponsorship, +1 as support, 0 as does not support, and -1 as against. In 2008, the actions of Representative Higgins is represented by 0.

    2008  In 2008 National Taxpayers Union gave Representative Higgins a rating of F.

    2007-2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 3 percent in 2007-2008.

    2007  In 2007 Americans for Tax Reform gave Representative Higgins a grade of 0.

    2007  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to FreedomWorks's position, Representative Higgins received a rating of 5.

    Business and Consumers

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee 20 percent in 2008.

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the The Alliance for Worker Freedom 0 percent in 2008.

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 65 percent in 2008. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime 53 percent.)

    Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

    2007-2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 82 percent in 2007-2008.

    2007  In 2007 National Council of La Raza gave Representative Higgins a grade of 100.

    2006  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) 78 percent in 2006.

    Education

    Immigration

    2007-2008  In 2007-2008 English First gave Representative Higgins a grade of F.

    2007-2008  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to Federation for American Immigration Reform's position, Representative Higgins received a rating of 15.

    2007-2008  In 2007-2008 U.S. English gave Representative Higgins a grade of F.

    2005-2008  Based on lifetime voting records on immigration issues in 2005-2008, the Americans for Better Immigration assigned Representative Higgins a grade of C (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

     

    2005-2006  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the U.S. Border Control 33 percent in 2005-2006.

    2005  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the American Immigration Lawyers Association 100 percent in 2005.

    2005  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the Americans for Immigration Control 50 percent in 2005.

    Labor

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 100 percent in 2008. AFL-CIO - Lifetime 95 percent

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 100 percent in 2008.

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 100 percent in 2008.

     

    2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the The Alliance for Worker Freedom 0 percent in 2008.

    2007-2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the United Food & Commercial Workers 100 percent in 2007-2008.

     

    2007  In 2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers gave Representative Higgins a grade of 100.

    2007  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 93 percent in 2007.

    2007-2008  In 2007-2008 National Education Association (Union) gave Representative Higgins a grade of A.

    2007-2008  Representative Higgins supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2007-2008.

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