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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is co-sponsoring legislation introduced today to repeal the excise tax on medical devices that was imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  Collins says this tax, which took effect the first of the year, will hurt our economy and cost American jobs unless it is repealed.

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

Congressman and small businessman Chris Collins (NY-27) has joined the newly formed bipartisan Small Business Caucus.  The group of 21 members of the House of Representatives is committed to making Washington work for small business. 

Feb 1, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is pleased to announce that his office was able to help Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown receive long-stalled federal grant money it was awarded several years ago.  After waiting months for the money, Old Fort Niagara reached out to the new Congressman for help.   Collins’ office was able to navigate the federal bureaucracy and free up the money in a matter of da

Feb 1, 2013 Press Release

“The President may think this country’s economy is recovering, but the numbers tell a different story.  January’s jobs report, released just this morning, shows unemployment on the rise.  Americans have now endured 50 straight months of unemployment above 7%.  Worse yet, earlier this week, it was reported that our economy actually shrank for the first time in years and consumer confidence took

Jan 31, 2013 Press Release

Congressman and small businessman Chris Collins is encouraging local small business owners to weigh in on proposed federal regulations through a new interactive website developed by the House Small Business Committee.  Small Biz Reg Watch is an online resource for small business owners located on the House Small Busine

Jan 24, 2013 Press Release

As the House Agriculture Committee held its first meeting of the 113th Congress, the Committee’s Chairman appointed Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) to the following Subcommittees:

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Jan 23, 2013 Press Release

"Today the House of Representatives took an important step toward bringing fiscal sanity to Washington.  If the men and women elected to come here and do the people’s work cannot pass a budget – their most fundamental obligation – they should not get a paycheck.  The 'No Budget, No Pay Act' obligates the Senate to finally join the House in passing a budget – something it has failed to do for ne

Jan 16, 2013 Press Release

"As a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, I am very concerned about the President’s proposals.  My father taught me the lessons of responsible gun ownership and I know that is a story shared by many NY-27 residents and gun owners all across America.  It is not the job of the federal government to tell responsible gun owners how to live their lives nor is it the job of the federal governm

Jan 8, 2013 Press Release
Chairmanship part of Collins’ role on House Small Business Committee

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves tapped Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) to chair the subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology. 

Jan 7, 2013 Press Release
Informal meeting is start of ongoing dialogue on agriculture issues

On his first full week on the job, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) met with approximately 40 local farmers this afternoon to talk about what they want to see as part of a new Farm Bill.  Congress is set to debate a new five-year Farm Bill over the coming months.  As a member of the Agriculture Committee, Collins has made it a top priority to work with his colleagues to pass a new Farm Bill as

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