More on Veterans Issues
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.--- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement urging local schools to participate in this year’s “Holiday Mail for the Troops” Program.
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today commemorated the first National Vietnam War Veterans Day to recognize the brave individuals who served in our nation’s military during the Vietnam War years.
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) yesterday recognized U.S. Army Veteran, Jeffrey Rase of Warsaw, NY as his office’s “Veteran of the Month.”
“Mr. Rase is a brave and humble man with a fascinating story,” said Collins. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to him for his honorable service to our country.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the launch of the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or “RAMP.” This program aims to provide Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA’s decision on their benefit claims.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement reacting to news that the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center has notified 526 patients they may be at risk for infection due to an improperly cleaned medical scope:
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today recognized United States Marine Corps veteran, Joseph Jastry, of Hamburg, as his office’s “Veteran of the Month.”
Joseph Jastry served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II from 1940-1946. Mr. Jastry served aboard the USS Washington and fought courageously in the Battle of Guadalcanal with his Marine division. In 1946, Mr. Jastry was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today supported legislation that allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the ability to take disciplinary action against an underperforming employee that is not fulfilling their duties. This legislation comes as a result of numerous instances where VA’s arcane civil service rules have hampered the department’s ability to discipline or dismiss an underperforming employee.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after recognizing United States Air Force veteran, Richard Lucas, of Bloomfield, as his office’s “Veteran of the Month.”
Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement recognizing five Tuskegee Airmen with the Congressional Gold Medal at the National Warplane Museum, located in Geneseo, NY. Three of the Congressional Gold Medals were presented posthumously to the Airmen’s next of kin. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States Congress. The medals were presented about 70 years after the Airmen completed their historic World War II mission.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement recognizing United States Air Force Veteran, Frank Fraser, of Pike, as New York’s 27th Congressional District’s ‘Veteran of the Month’ for October. The ‘Veteran of the Month’ is a new program established by Congressman Collins’ office to recognize the dedication and service of NY-27’s veterans.