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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Feb 11, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released the following statement today after discussing his sponsored legislation, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, with members of the Scranton Volunteer and Town of Batavia Fire Companies.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released the following after reintroducing three legislative items to help improve our nation’s Medicaid system. The legislative items include the Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Americans Act (formerly H.R. 6462), Better Accounting for Medicaid Costs Act of 2017 (formerly H.R. 5021), and the Improving Oversight and Accountability in Medicaid Non-DSH Supplemental Payments Act (formerly H.R. 2151). These bills will lower costs, increase oversight, and give patients better access to Medicaid coverage.

Dec 1, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today is hailing the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, landmark medical innovation legislation that will directly benefit the lives of Western New Yorkers.

The legislation includes $6.3 billion to help accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments and provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed 18 pieces of legislation this week to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27) and Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today released the following comments after introducing H.R. 4642, the Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention Act. The legislation works to prevent blindness and eye diseases associated with diabetes.

Jun 15, 2015 In The News

This article appeared in the Buffalo News on Saturday June 13, 2015.

Millions of Americans woke up this morning battling health problems from diseases like lupus, spinal muscular atrophy and Tardive dyskinesia. Illnesses like these are just a few of the thousands of rare diseases afflicting individuals across the country.

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) today issued the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act.

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Health completed its subcommittee hearing entitled “A Permanent Solution to the SGR: The Time is Now.”

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after H.R. 1281, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, passed the House and was sent to the President’s desk to sign into law.

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement following BlueCross BlueShield’s (BCBS) announcement they would be terminating Medicaid coverage for 53,000 Western New York participants.

“The tangible negative effects of Obamacare are now directly impacting individuals and their families,” said Congressman Collins. “Last week we learned of the upcoming rate hikes for individual’s premiums and now it is clear that fifty three thousand Western New Yorkers will be removed from BlueCross BlueShield’s Medicaid coverage.”