Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

Vision: The United States of America will reclaim its past glory as the Land of Opportunity, restoring the promise of the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.

Fast Track Authority: Harmful to Western New York

Feb 19, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement regarding his opposition to President Obama’s request for fast track trade promotion authority.

“I am a firm believer in free trade, but it must also be fair trade,” said Congressman Collins. “The secret executive branch negotiations on massive trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt American workers and businesses by excluding important provisions to combat currency manipulation. It is because of the hardworking Western New Yorkers struggling for a fair chance at the American Dream that I will oppose granting the president fast track authority to negotiate free trade agreements.”