Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) issued the following statement after voting for legislation preserving work requirements for Welfare recipients (H.R. 890, the Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013):
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) met with approximately 40 local farmers in Batavia today at the first meeting of his Agriculture Advisory Board. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Collins will routinely look to the group to help shape his polices and positions on matters before the committee. This Congress, the Agriculture Committee is expected to craft a five-year Farm Bill an
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced today that his staff will be available for satellite office hours throughout the community during the month of March. 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.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is encouraging local high school students to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The winning artist from New York’s 27th Congressional District will travel to Washington, DC and have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) says the federal sequester is unfairly targeting the military but he is hoping military leadership will have greater control over how to make cuts. Collins made the case for proposed legislation that would give department and agency heads more flexibility over sequester cuts this afternoon at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Collins has signed on as a c
“Helping to protect women from violence should not be a matter of debate in Washington. As a husband, father of two daughters and brother to five sisters, I am pleased Congress acted to reauthorize this historically bipartisan legislation. There are many matters in Washington where both parties are understandably miles apart given our different political and economic philosophies, but doing w
“I want to applaud local legislators for standing up for the rights of law abiding gun owners. Today, the Minority Caucus of the Erie County Legislature pushed through a resolution opposing New York State’s so-called SAFE Act. Erie joins Livingston, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties in passing resolutions officially opposing this legislation. I know other local governments within the 27t
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is looking to help local, law abiding gun owners protect their privacy. Starting today, residents of New York’s 27th Congressional District can stop by Collins’ district offices in either Lancaster or Geneseo to pick up or drop off their ‘Opt-Out” forms. New York State is giving individual pistol permit holders the ability to fill out an ‘Opt-Out’ form to pro
“President Obama proposed these devastating across-the-board spending cuts and insisted they become law. The House has voted twice to replace the President’s sequester with common sense spending cuts and reforms that help achieve a balanced budget within a decade. Unfortunately, the Senate and President have never addressed these bills. Washington’s goal should be to grow the economy, expand
Congressman and small businessman Chris Collins (NY-27) participated in a hearing on Capitol Hill today focused on the state of small business. Collins and the House Small Business Committee heard testimony from bankers, academics and small business owners related to the sluggish economy, the availability of small business loans, and the implementation of ObamaCare.