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.

Foreign Affairs

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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.

Mar 23, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27) and Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today led a bipartisan letter from members of the New York Congressional delegation to President Obama opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins issued the following statement after attending today’s joint session of Congress featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 19, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement regarding his opposition to President Obama’s request for fast track trade promotion authority.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, addressed a Joint Session of Congress. Congressman Collins was joined by Mr. Stefan Mychajliw, Erie County Comptroller.

“It was an honor to hear President Poroshenko’s historic address this morning,” said Congressman Collins. “The United States will continue to be a strong supporter of Ukraine and the democratic ideals espoused by President Poroshenko.”

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after the President’s address laying out his strategy to eliminate the ISIS threat.

“It is clear, we cannot allow for the same mistakes that have gotten us into this situation,” said Congressman Collins. “The current events in Iraq and Syria prove the absence of American leadership enables and emboldens our enemies, and puts our country and citizens at risk. I fully support actions to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS and protect our citizens at home and abroad.”

Nov 24, 2013 Press Release

This deal, on its face, is a troubling, dangerous recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium and potentially endangers our strongest Middle East ally in Israel.

I am especially skeptical that a regime which has prided itself on secrecy and deception will suddenly embrace transparency and openness.

America should be strengthening sanctions, in line with the bipartisan bill the House passed this summer which toughens our stance against Iran.

Sep 10, 2013 Video

Congressman Chris Collins issued the following statement after President Obama's remarks to the nation regarding Syria on September 10, 2013.     


Sep 10, 2013 Press Release
After carefully considering the matter and waiting for President Obama to make his best case to the American people, I have decided that I will vote no to authorize U.S. military action in Syria, if and when the vote comes to the House. While I understand that this situation is very fluid, and the administration has agreed to diplomatic efforts through the United Nations, I am unconvinced that a U.S. military strike in Syria would be in the best interest of America and its allies in the region.
Aug 31, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) issued the following statement regarding the President’s decision to receive authorization from Congress regarding military action in Syria:

“I am pleased President Obama has made the decision to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.  This situation is extremely complex and it is appropriate for all the representatives of the American people to vote on this critical decision.