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.

Economy and Jobs

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Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

$2.5 million included in the FY20 Labor, Health, Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill


Washington, D.C. - Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) applauds $2.5 million in funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act included in the FY20 Labor, Health, Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

Jun 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Chris Collins sent a letter to the Canadian Chair of the International Joint Commission (IJC), Dr. Pierre Béland, addressing the comments the Chair made in support of the flawed Plan 2014 at a stakeholders meeting of elected and public officials two weeks ago at Greece Town hall.  Béland claimed the IJC would never approve a plan that would knowingly cause flooding or damage to a specific community, while doubling down on his support for Plan 2014.

Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

Clarence, NY  - Today Congressman Chris Collins was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Enterprise Award. This award was presented to Congressman Collins in recognition of his support of pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress.

Apr 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) reintroduced legislation that prevents states from diverting fees collected from consumers on their phone bills, which are meant to be used to improve 9-1-1 emergency communications systems. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has found that New York diverts at least 41% of 9-1-1 fees that are collected for non-public safety related purposes. Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) co-lead on the bill has also seen 9-1-1 fee diversion in California. 

Jan 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Chris Collins (NY-27) re-introduced the Denying Chinese Investors Access to U.S. Small Business Aid, a bill that would prevent citizens of the People’s Republic of China, who own a business, from accessing assistance offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) re-introduced the Senate companion bill late last week.


Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles. A recent evaluation of existing programs found two protocols that would reduce processing times for trucks crossing the border; require all empty trucks to report via e-manifest and modernize the collection of the port of entry user fee.

Jul 7, 2017 Press Release

In recognition of his support for pro-growth, pro-job policies in the second session of the 114th Congress, today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Congressman Chris Collins with the “Business Builder and Job Creator” hard hat. This award was presented as part of the Chamber’s annual Spirit of Enterprise award program. 

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today is announcing that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY17 Work Plan for Operations & Maintenance includes $725,000 in maintenance dredging funding for the Wilson Harbor.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) kicked off Small Business Week today by re-introducing the Main Street Revival Act of 2017. This legislation will expedite local small business development in underserved areas.

Apr 18, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to support American manufacturing and bolster America’s job growth.