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Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2015.
“This legislation is a tremendous win for Western New York,” said Congressman Collins. “It holds the line on discretionary spending ensuring continued deficit reduction, while fully funding vital government programs. In politics it is crucial not to let perfect be the enemy of good, and although people on both sides have their concerns, I'm proud of what this accomplishes for Western New York.”
Rep. Chris Collins’ brief congressional career will take a big step forward next year when he joins the House committee that churns out more legislation than any other.
And the Clarence Republican said Wednesday that he will use his new perch on the Energy and Commerce Committee to focus on issues that he thinks matter most to Western New York: promoting fracking, ensuring that the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus gets the proper federal funding and pushing for expanded broadband Internet service in rural areas.
Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement on his Energy and Commerce subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress.
The Republican wave that swept the nation Tuesday pushed New York’s two senators into the minority and dislodged Democrats from three House seats in the state.
And that’s likely just the beginning of change – and uncertainty – for New York’s leading federal politicians in the wake of the Republican sweep of Congress.
Sources in both parties said Wednesday the change is clearly a bad one for Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, both New York Democrats – and for the two people Schumer selected this year to be federal judges in Buffalo.
The nine Republicans who will represent New York in the House of Representatives next year likely will play an important role helping Speaker John Boehner marginalize Tea Party dissidents.
"Leadership will be very happy to have New York Republicans there taking votes sometimes that people in other parts of the country would find it difficult to vote 'yes' on," said Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence.
Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, addressed a Joint Session of Congress. Congressman Collins was joined by Mr. Stefan Mychajliw, Erie County Comptroller.
“It was an honor to hear President Poroshenko’s historic address this morning,” said Congressman Collins. “The United States will continue to be a strong supporter of Ukraine and the democratic ideals espoused by President Poroshenko.”
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after voting to support H.J. Res. 124 and the coinciding amendment. The legislation funds the government, extends the Export-Import Bank’s authorization, and provides the President authorization to combat ISIS.
Congressman Chris Collins today is proud to announce changes to his Congressional staff.
Grant Loomis has been promoted and will serve in a new capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff, effective immediately. Mr. Loomis has been with Congressman Collins since 2007. He previously served as the Congressman’s Communications Director, handling the office’s press operation. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Loomis will manage the Lancaster and Geneseo district offices, focus on certain policy issues, and spearhead long-range projects.
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Look, it isn't easy being the President of the U.S. And no matter how great a speaker you are, it can't be easy to make a speech in front of both houses of Congress, the entire Supreme Court, most of Washington's elite and millions of Americans who weren't watching Kentucky vs. LSU at the same time.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) issued the following video statement following President Obama’s State of the Union address.
You can watch the video statement here.
Transcript of Congressman Collins response:
“Hi, I’m Congressman Chris Collins and I want to take a moment to discuss the President’s State of the Union address.