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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Aug 3, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan bill would create a tax exemption for first $5,000 earned from 4-H program projects

Legislation is currently being debated in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce that would lower the tax burden for students involved in 4-H programs and provide them with an opportunity to invest their earnings in future projects, college funds, or savings accounts.

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Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
Exempts U.S. and Canadian citizens from biometric exit-entry; provides additional funding for law enforcement; targets illegal immigration and drug trafficking

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) cosponsored legislation that enhances  law enforcement at our borders and provides resources to improve security at ports of entry. The Border Security for America Act authorizes $5 billion over four years to carry out staffing increases and infrastructure improvements.

Jul 31, 2017 Press Release
Protects Second Amendment rights; limits state authority to regulate rifles and shotguns; voids much of SAFE Act

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has proposed new measures for protecting Second Amendment rights by introducing legislation to limit states authority when it comes to regulating rifles and shotguns, commonly used by sportsmen and sportswomen.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan bill advances public health; Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance legislation; next stop for the bill is House floor

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) authored a bill that would require the CDC to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters, which today advanced through the Energy and Commerce Committee. This piece of legislation addresses an enormous gap in research conducted on the heath impacts of a career of firefighting.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $184,477 in federal funding for the North Evans Fire District. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

Jul 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced new federal funding from the Department of Transportation for the Perry-Warsaw Airport. Administered through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this $45,000 grant will fund the construction of a new snow removal equipment building to extend the life of the equipment by protecting it from adverse weather conditions.

Jul 21, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) applauded the release of the FY18 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill that includes language requiring the Secretary of State to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The report would also require an assessment of damages attributable to the implementation of Plan 2014 by the International Joint Commission (IJC).

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced new federal funding from the Department of Transportation for the Genesee County Airport. The $2,926,222 grant will assist the airport in rehabilitating a runway and install runway distance-to-go signs.

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $247,524 in federal funding for the Boston Volunteer Fire Company. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

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