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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Mar 25, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced today that his staff will be available for satellite office hours throughout the community during the month of April.  These satellite hours are in addition to the normal office hours at Collins’ district offices in both Lancaster and Geneseo.  Staffers will be holding satellite hours each month in rotating locations.

Mar 21, 2014 Press Release
Congressional Field Hearing in Orleans County Highlights Critical Issue

The Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), today conducted a field hearing in Albion, NY (Orleans County) to discuss the need for expanded broadband access for small businesses.

Mar 12, 2014 Press Release
Collins is Recognized for Pro-Business Record

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the first session of the 113th Congress.

Mar 11, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) applauded the Senate’s passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019) today.

Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
WNY Congressmembers Say TSA Reasoning Does Not Match Reality

Western New York Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Chris Collins (NY-27) are calling for a reversal on a plan by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to remove Buffalo-Niagara International Airport’s (BNIA) status as a hub airport.  Under the TSA’s “hub and spoke realignment” plan the Buffalo airport would become a spoke and Albany would become the upstate hub. 

Feb 25, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) officially introduced the Kids Before Cons Act with Congressmen Tom Reed (NY-23) and Chris Gibson (NY-19) as a co-sponsors today. 

This legislation will prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to provide a college education to convicted criminals.

Feb 21, 2014 Press Release
Alden Native, Sergeant Brett Gornewicz Died in Afghanistan in 2012 Killed from IED Explosion with Fellow New Yorkers

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Collins today announced legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Alden after Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz, an Alden native who died while courageously serving in Afghanistan.

Feb 20, 2014 Press Release
Collins will introduce bill to block federal dollars from being used to support college degree programs for convicted criminals

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) will introduce legislation to prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to provide a college education to convicted criminals.  The pending legislation is in response to Governor Cuomo’s announced plan to use taxpayer dollars to fund college degree programs for convicted criminals in New York State prisons. 

Feb 19, 2014 Press Release

The Governor’s latest plan to fund college educations for convicted criminals with New Yorkers’ tax dollars is an insult to law abiding citizens all across our state who are struggling to pay for higher education or find employment in this stagnant economy.  This plan is just the latest sign that for a state that is the highest taxed and ranks among the worst in job creation, Albany

Feb 14, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is urging local fire companies to apply for federal grants to help protect firefighters and the public from danger.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is opening the application period for its Fire Prevention and Safety grants.