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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Dec 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today legislation sponsored by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) to rename the U.S. Post Office in Dansville, New York after Staff Sergeant Alexandria Gleason-Morrow officially became law. SSgt Gleason-Morrow was a Dansville native who was killed in the line of duty March 22, 2017 while serving in Jordan. 

Nov 5, 2018 Press Release

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.

Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

Nov 18, 2017 Press Release

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.” 

Nov 6, 2017 Press Release

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. 
 

Aug 17, 2017 Press Release

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:

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

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. 

Apr 24, 2017 Press Release

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.”