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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

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.”


Feb 2, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released the following statement addressing President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.

Nov 16, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement demanding Governor Andrew Cuomo stop his plans to accept Syrian refugees into New York.

“Ensuring the safety and security of our country and Western New Yorkers is my central focus,” said Congressman Collins. “At this point, we cannot guarantee with 100 percent certainty that the refugees we are accepting from Syria don’t pose a threat to our community. Until we have a process in place that achieves that goal, I am calling on Governor Cuomo to stop plans to accept Syrian refugees.”


Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement on news the Department of Health and Human Services is assessing additional New York locations to house undocumented children from the southern border.

Jun 10, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON – Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Rep. Chris Collins have joined the chorus of critics of President Obama’s decision to negotiate with the Taliban to win the release of an American prisoner of war.

“Bringing home an American is a fundamental value, and I am glad he is coming home,” Gillibrand said in a statement about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “But I do have concerns about the national security risks involved, and there are legitimate questions that still need to be answered.”

Collins was more blunt.

Nov 25, 2013 Press Release

Members of Western New York’s Congressional delegation are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish missions at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).

Oct 9, 2013 Press Release
There is no excuse or defense for why the Administration has failed to pay military death benefits to deserving families since the partial government shutdown began. 
Sep 30, 2013 Video

This month I address constituent concerns regarding U.S. military involvement in Syria, SNAP and Obamacare.

Sep 17, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced today that there will be an information night for local high school students interested in applying to a U.S. Military Academy.  Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend.  Representatives from each of the academies will brief attendees on the nomination process, provide information on the academies, and be available to answer any questions.
“As a Member of Congress, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to U.S. Military Academies each year,” said Congressman Collins.