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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today proudly voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18.
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.
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.”
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has sent correspondence to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly expressing a deep concern regarding the expedited implementation of the biometric exit-entry system.