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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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May 18, 2018 Press Release
Co-authored an amendment with Congressmen Peters and Welch to reduce the amount of opioids in communities; Co-authored bill to hold pharmacies suspected of fraud accountable

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the advancement of 40 bills out of the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees to help combat the opioid crisis. Collins worked with his colleagues to address two specific problems related to the opioid epidemic, the over-prescription of opioids and fraud.

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May 11, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY - Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hosted a Vietnam War Commemoration Event in Batavia honoring more than 50 Vietnam Era veterans and distributed commemorative lapel pins from The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced that a bill he authored with Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, passed the United States Senate. This bill unanimously passed the House on September 12, 2017 and now has unanimously passed the Senate with one amendment offered by Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on May 10, 2018.

May 10, 2018 Press Release
Co-authored three pieces of legislation that will head to the House Floor

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded yesterday’s advancement of 25 bills out of the Committee to help combat the opioid crisis. Collins championed three of these pieces of legislation that will head to the House floor.

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Apr 27, 2018 Press Release
Provides stability for the nation’s aviation community and keeps in place pilot training hours

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today voted for a bill to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs for five years, providing long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community.

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Apr 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced that the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act was reported favorably from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Collins and Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) co-authored the House version of this bill that unanimously passed the House on September 12, 2017.

Apr 21, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hosted USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach for a dairy roundtable in Wyoming County and tour of Rudgers Registered Jerseys Farm. Collins and Ibach discussed the 2018 Farm Bill, NAFTA negotiations, and other issues that impact local dairy farmers.

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Apr 20, 2018 Press Release
Joined Niagara County Sheriff for Tour of 9-1-1 Facility

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O’Rielly today called on New York State to stop diverting fees collected for 9-1-1 services during a tour of the Niagara County 9-1-1 facilities.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O’Rielly today met with local elected officials to discuss the lack of high-speed internet in rural communities across New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Apr 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement condemning Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to restore voting rights to more than 35,000 New York felons on parole. Current New York State election laws bar convicted felons the right to vote until they have completed their parole.

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