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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Congressman Collins Statement on President Trump's Afghanistan Announcement

Aug 21, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement reacting to President Trump’s address to the nation on his new strategy for Afghanistan.

“I applaud President Trump for standing by the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and sharing with the American people his commitment for meeting key objectives in Afghanistan. His candor that we are not building a nation, but are stopping terrorists before they can ever darken our door again here at home is appreciated.

“It is time for other allies like Pakistan to contribute to victory. It is also time for us to engage the enemy on our terms with the guidance of our best military minds, and not under time constraints and quotas established by politicians.

“Tonight, Donald Trump demonstrated one of the reasons why America elected him to be President. That is to confront and defeat America’s enemies making our nation and our nation and its citizens safe in the world.”

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