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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) authored a bill which would require the CDC to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters, which today advanced through the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. The legislation would take the first step toward addressing the detrimental health effects firefighters may experience due to smoke inhalation and other harmful substances.

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hailed the inclusion of his amendment to the House passed American Health Care Act into the Senate version of the bill. The amendment, introduced with Congressman John Faso (NY-19), would require New York State to take over the county portion of Medicaid by 2020 and would provide the largest property tax reduction ever to Western New York.

“This was a long fought battle against the injustice in Albany and is a big victory for taxpayers,” said Congressman Collins.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and Congressmen John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today expressed satisfaction upon learning that the language based on Faso's Property Tax Reduction Act (PTRA), which was inserted by Collins as part of the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), was also included in the Senate’s draft healthcare legislation released on Thursday.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Earlier this week, Congressman Chris Collins highlighted his sponsored legislation, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 931), during a Subcommittee on Health hearing entitled, “Examining Initiatives to Advance Public Health.”

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Representative Chris Collins (NY-27) today voted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, which will improve access, reduce costs, and provide Americans with the health care system they deserve.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

Michael McAdams, spokesman for Congressman Chris Collins, released the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo’s latest stunt.

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act.

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

“Governor Cuomo and his sidekick are using doomsday predictions to scare everyday New Yorkers into allowing Albany to continue taxing them to death. It’s absolutely disgusting the Governor would threaten the middle class with a tax increase, while holding a $14 billion taxpayer funded slush fund in his back pocket. As I have said before, if this Governor can’t find 1.5% to save in his budget, I am more than willing to find it for him.”- Congressman Chris Collins.

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Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Members of the New York GOP Congressional delegation, including Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27), Tom Reed (NY-23), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and John Faso (NY-19), joined together to applaud the inclusion of the Medicaid Local Share Limitation proposal in the Manager’s Amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). 

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today joined with Erie and Niagara County officials to express support for a proposed amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The Medicaid Local Share Limitation proposal, which was introduced by Congressman Collins, would bar federal reimbursements for state Medicaid funds raised from local governments. New York State currently raises $7 billion from its counties, which is the largest amount in the nation, to fund its $27 billion Medicaid liability.