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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has released the following statement after President Trump’s address to Congress.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).