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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Collins Condemns Schumer Shutdown

Jan 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released the following statement on the Senate Democrats' decision to block government funding legislation:

"Chuck Schumer and the liberal left have just shut down the government and voted against extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), taking away important benefits from millions of low-income children. The House of Representatives did our job, and I am outraged that the Senate has used such a costly and unnecessary tactic for purely political purposes. Senate Democrats need to take responsibility for withholding pay from our troops, wasting taxpayer money, and harming Western New York families. House Republicans did our job and we will work tirelessly to clean up this mess."