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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Three members of New York’s upstate Congressional delegation whose districts border on Lake Ontario are asking the State Department to issue a report on the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Plan 2014 and damages to the lake shoreline last Spring.

Mar 13, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – On the heels of a rural broadband roundtable Friday afternoon with local community leaders, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) called for easing regulations on internet service providers helping them to invest in underserved communities like northern Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement announcing this year’s Congressional Art Competition and encouraging local high school students in New York’s 27th District to participate.

Feb 22, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced that four hospitals in his district will receive funding included in the Bipartisan Budget Act so they will be able to continue serving those most in need.

Feb 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today joined the families of Flight 3407 as they commemorated the 9th anniversary of the 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash in Clarence. Throughout the past 9 years, these families have advocated for important flight safety reforms which have led to the longest period in our nation’s history without a fatal commercial crash.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today applauded President Trump’s budget proposal that includes funding for a state-of-the-art fitness facility at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today voted in support of the Bipartisan Budget Act that keeps the government funded through March 23, 2018 as Congress works toward finishing the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations process.

Feb 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a string of recent scams in Livingston County, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) advised area businesses and constituents to take actions to protect themselves. Credit card skimming occurs when a criminal places a device inside a fueling dispenser to illegally obtain credit or debit card information.

Feb 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today denounced actions by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to bring a lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s decision to either rescind or revise the Waters of The United States (WOTUS) rule imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama.

Jan 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and 17 colleagues sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James requesting sufficient funding for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The U.S.


In The News

Nov 6, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Several Republicans Thursday heaped blame on the Obama administration for the failure of more than half of the cooperatives set up under the health law to infuse competition into the insurance market.

Oct 27, 2015 In The News

Never in my lifetime did I think I would open an app on my phone and, within minutes, have an on-demand car service pick me up and take me where I want to go. Unfortunately, while I can access this service when I am in places like Washington D.C., New York City and many other cities around the nation, I can’t when I am home in Western New York.

Aug 6, 2015 In The News

In what has become the new normal, President Obama has once again moved the goalposts during his foreign policy negotiations. By doing so, the administration has put America and its allies at risk, while empowering one of our fiercest enemies.

Jun 15, 2015 In The News

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

May 13, 2015 In The News

A federal lawmaker is proposing to ban bankruptcy trustees from trying to claw back tuition money from universities and, in some cases, college students themselves—a legal maneuver that can arise in a parent’s bankruptcy case.

Mar 5, 2015 In The News

Good for Chris Collins. The congressman from Clarence was one of only 75 Republicans to vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security rather than hold a critical governmental office hostage to a suicide charge against President Obama’s administrative orders on immigration.

“I came here to govern,” Collins said Tuesday. “I didn’t come here to lurch from crisis to crisis.”

Feb 20, 2015 In The News

Congress is getting close to striking an agreement that would allow President Obama to negotiate a new free trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations, but voices of concern are emerging from Western New York lawmakers – most surprisingly from Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence.

Jan 21, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – At first, it might seem like a naive child’s Christmas wish list, like a kid from Brooklyn asking for a pony, a ride to the International Space Station and two years of free college tuition.

Dec 4, 2014 In The News

Rep. Chris Collins’ brief congressional career will take a big step forward next year when he joins the House committee that churns out more legislation than any other.

Dec 1, 2014 In The News

Voters across America made a clear choice in this month’s election about the direction in which they want the country to move.




Sep 11, 2014 Video

Congressman Chris Collins Spoke on the House floor September 8th, 2014 to commemorate the 122nd anniversary of The Pledge of Allegiance, which was first published in a magazine called The Youth Companion on September 8th 1892, and was written by Mount Morris, New York’s own Francis Bellamy.

Sep 11, 2014 Video

Congressman Chris Collins expresses his support of H.R. 5078 the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.

Jun 27, 2014 Video

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) addressed the House on the need for newborn screening legislation.