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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Sep 5, 2013 In The News
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — WILSON — There’s a major collaborative effort to get the Wilson Harbor dredged. The stake holders in the town and village, state, and county leaders are lined up — with Congressman Chris Collins standing in support. The Army Corps of Engineers is ready to go. 
All that is needed is the money.
Sep 4, 2013 In The News
A measure before Congress that would soften restrictions on producers of hard cider was detailed Tuesday by Rep.
Sep 4, 2013 In The News
RIDGEWAY — When is a bottle of hard apple cider not a cider?
Under existing federal tax statutes, that’s a serious and costly question for cidermakers.
Washington defines cider differently than wine or champagne for tax purposes, charging producers wildly different tax rates on a per gallon basis.
If a cider’s alcohol by volume
Aug 31, 2013 In The News

Getting Congress involved in the discussion – and potential decision – over whether to take military action in Syria is a good step, some members of Congress from Western New York said Saturday.

But grave concerns about the situation were expressed, with some elected officials cautioning about what could lie down the road.

Aug 31, 2013 In The News
Congressman Chris Collins, R-Amherst, who days ago joined other lawmakers in urging President Barack Obama to ask for authorization from Congress before using U.S.
Aug 26, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Army Corps of Engineers is backing away, for now at least, from its plan to shrink employment at its Buffalo district office.

Jul 30, 2013 In The News
Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, and families affected by juvenile diabetes came together today to support the Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019). Collins is a co-sponsor of the legislation that would eliminate federal funding for presidential campaigns and party conventions and reallocate the funding to expand pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Jul 11, 2013 In The News
Wegman's Supermarkets, touted for years as being one of the nation's premier places to work, is reportedly cutting health insurance benefits for part-time workers, according to Congressman Chris Collins, who spotlighted the move as being another example of unintended consequences of a  bad health care reform plan.
"As America is witnessing the impacts of Obamacare hit ho
Jul 11, 2013 In The News

A modified Farm Bill narrowly passed the House of Representatives on Thursday after a broader version was defeated last month.

The new version of the bill did not include food stamps, the first time since 1973 that the program – formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – was not included in the farm bill.