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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Chris Collins (R-NY), today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) conduct a full disease and pest management risk analysis (PRA) for apples imported from Poland, which has not previously met phytosanitary requirements for U.S. market access.

The Members wrote:

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release

Representative Chris Collins (NY-27) today led a bipartisan letter sent to President Trump applauding the president’s acknowledgements of Canada’s protectionist trade policies related to dairy products and advocating for swift action to ensure Canada upholds its trade agreements.

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action regarding the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) have introduced the Family Farm Relief Act of 2017, legislation to move the H-2A Agricultural Visa program from the Department of Labor to the Department of Agriculture to better meet the unique labor needs of farmers and agricultural businesses.

Oct 21, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today announced being named a Friend of the Farm Bureau for the 113th Congress by The American Farm Bureau Federation.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today blasted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a Committee on Small Business hearing entitled “Regulatory Overreach: Is EPA Meeting Its Small Business Obligations?”

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator, Honorable Robert W. Perciasepe, at a Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on the EPA’s overreaching rule proposal entitled “Definition of the ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act.”

“The problem is the public doesn't trust the EPA, farmers don't trust the EPA not to overreach, Congress doesn't trust the EPA,” said Congressman Collins during today’s hearing.

May 29, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) continues to lead the fight against excessive overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its proposed ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule.  Collins participated in a House Small Business Committee hearing today highlighting how the proposal could drown small businesses in new, costly and unnecessary regulation. 

May 25, 2014 In The News

Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, is raising alarm that Clean Water Act revisions under EPA and Army Corps of Engineers consideration would expand the waterways under federal authority — and constrict farm families’ control over their fields.

The EPA and Army Corps introduced a proposed rule last month that would clarify protection for which streams, wetlands and water sources are protected by federal rules.

May 15, 2014 In The News

U. S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence., announced Tuesday he and more than 160 fellow Congress members are fighting to stop expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act.

Collins stated he is trying to block the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from expanding federal control under the Clean Water Act. The EPA and USACE are seeking a rule change to give the federal government more authority by expanding what Collins stated in the release as “the already overly broad definition of ‘navigable waters’ in the Clean Water Act.”