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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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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.

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.

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $82,667 in federal funding for the Hemlock Volunteer Fire Department. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement in response to today’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia:

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 underpe

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Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Chris Collins (R-NY), today wrote to U.S.

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Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today reacted to news of anticipated steep increases in the price of BlueCross BlueShield plans available to New Yorker’s through the New York State Insurance marketplace.

Jun 3, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after hosting his office’s annual Service Academy Luncheon with the seven appointed candidates from New York’s 27th Congressional District and their families.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today is announcing that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY17 Work Plan for Operations & Maintenance includes $725,000 in maintenance dredging funding for the Wilson Harbor.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today is announcing that the Air Force Reserve Command’s (AFRC) Military Construction Program FY18 budget estimates includes a plan to allocate $14 million for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) during FY19.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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