Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

Vision: The United States of America will reclaim its past glory as the Land of Opportunity, restoring the promise of the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.

Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

Jul 30, 2019 Press Release

Grand Island, NY – After meeting with leadership of the area’s Customs Border Protection (CBP), Congressman Chris Collins (R-Clarence) declared his opposition to the Lake Erie Off-Shore Wind Project.  During a briefing and tour at CBP headquarters, Collins learned that the project could interfere with the CBP radar system used to detect vessels crossing the U.S. border from Canada.

Jun 3, 2019 Press Release

Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) hosted his annual Service Academy Luncheon today, honoring the five appointed candidates and their families from New York’s 27th Congressional District.  An annual event, the Service Academy Luncheon is an opportunity for Congressman Collins to congratulate the appointed candidates and their familiars.  The luncheon also recognizes those that serve on the Congressman’s Academy Advisory Board whom conduct screening, interviews and ultimately make service academy recommendations. 

Nov 5, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.--- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement urging local schools to participate in this year’s “Holiday Mail for the Troops” Program.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY19. This legislation is consistent with President Trump’s commitment to rebuild and reform our nation’s military.

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

Today Congressman Collins announced that Erie, Niagara, Monroe and Orleans counties will be receiving a total of $657,000 in grant funding as a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) program. In addition, the DHS will award $340,000 to the Seneca Nation of Indians through the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP). This program supports state and local law enforcement to aggressively fight drug trafficking, smuggling, and other crimes along the United States’ borders.

Aug 21, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement reacting to President Trump’s address to the nation on his new strategy for Afghanistan.

“I applaud President Trump for standing by the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and sharing with the American people his commitment for meeting key objectives in Afghanistan. His candor that we are not building a nation, but are stopping terrorists before they can ever darken our door again here at home is appreciated.

Aug 1, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) cosponsored legislation that enhances  law enforcement at our borders and provides resources to improve security at ports of entry. The Border Security for America Act authorizes $5 billion over four years to carry out staffing increases and infrastructure improvements. Additionally, the bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement biometric exit-entry systems at all points of entry, exempting U.S. and Canadian citizens from screening.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today proudly voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18.

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement in response to today’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia:

“Today’s attack on Whip Steve Scalise, Members of Congress, the Capitol Police, and congressional aides is absolutely devastating.  For those injured, we all send our prayers for a speedy recovery.  If it weren’t for the brave men and women of the Capitol Police, this attack would have resulted in an even greater tragedy and I, along with my colleagues, are thankful for their service.

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the United States conducted military strikes against Syria.
“Bashar al-Assad’s barbaric actions against innocent children and civilians were tolerated for too long. President Trump promised Americans he would stand up to our enemies, and he delivered on that promise. Last night’s military actions demonstrated American strength and leadership. It reassured our allies and let our enemies know the status quo will no longer be tolerated.”