D - NEW YORK DISTRICT 26
EDUCATION: Buffalo State College (BS), Harvard University John F Kennedy School of Government (MA)
FAMILY: Married, 2 children
- Introduced legislation to protect the US - Israel partnership
- Fights against BDS and academic boycotts against Israel
- Supports two-state solution
- Has sponsored many bills that protect a woman's right to an abortion
- Believes women's reproductive decisions should be between women and their doctors
- Given a 100% rating by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
In His Own Words
"There's only one federal law that provides protection for people with pre-existing conditions, and it's the Affordable Care Act. So if you vote to repeal it 70 times, you do not support protecting people with pre-existing conditions."2
Because of his Irish heritage, Higgins has been actively involved in the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
He has traveled to many countries in the Middle East during the height of their respective wars to meet with world leaders and promote peace.