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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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has released the following statement after President Trump unveiled his FY 18 Budget Request.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after introducing H.R. 5021, the Better Accounting for Medicaid Costs Act. The legislation will focus on reducing costs associated with Medicaid information requirements.
“States and the federal government currently spend over $500 billion a year on Medicaid,” said Congressman Collins. “If we are serious about tackling our nation’s budgetary challenges, we must confront this massive and out-of-control expense.
Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3327, the Kids Before Cons Act, which will block the Obama administration’s plans to use Pell grants to fund college programs for prisoners.
Congressman Chris Collins voted today in support of the House Republican Budget, including a provision that he secured to protect Medicare Advantage from future cuts.
“I was proud to vote for a budget that makes necessary reforms and structural changes to Medicare in 2024 to strengthen the current program and sustain it for future generations,” said Congressman Collins. “To protect Medicare Advantage, I personally fought for a provision to prevent cuts to this program so many WNY seniors rely on.”
Congressman Chris Collins applauded the bipartisan effort that led President Obama to sign the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019) into law today.