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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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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.”

May 14, 2014 In The News

The Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, led by Rep. Chris Collins, R-27, conducted a field hearing Tuesday in Geneseo that examined the potential benefits of small agriculture businesses entering into partnerships and other supply arrangements with large processors and retailers.

The hearing also explored how these arrangements may create more business opportunities for small firms.

May 12, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON – Of all the characters created for the film “Ghostbusters,” the frantic Environmental Protection Agency inspector, or avenger, played by William Atherton took a particular stroke of genius.

Nicknamed “Dickless,” the sanctimonious EPA man had the full weight of the federal courts in his pocket, along with a warrant in his hand and a cop at his side. The scene where he ordered a shutdown of the “high-voltage laser-containment grid” was high comedy. But on the real streets and in the countryside, these officers aren’t kidding.

May 5, 2014 In The News

May 2 (BNA) - House lawmakers signed a May 1 letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy objecting to the proposed Clean Water Act rule that would clarify jurisdiction over the nation's waters and wetlands.