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:
"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
"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
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.
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
Celebrates start of Congressional term with events in Batavia, Canandaigua, and Lancaster
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) took the ceremonial oath of office at three separate events today throughout New York’s 27th Congressional District.
“Today, the House of Representatives took action on the first of two aid packages to help people devastated by Superstorm Sandy in October. I am pleased that one of my first acts as a member of Congress was to co-sponsor and vote in favor of this bill, which will provide nearly $10 billion to FEMA so it can cover flood insurance claims.
“Today, as I took the official oath of office, I thought of the faith and trust the hardworking residents of New York's 27th Congressional District have placed in me. I am humbled by the opportunity to be their representative and their voice in the United States House of Representatives.
Committee assignments perfect fit for Collins’ background & district’s focus
Congressman-elect Chris Collins (NY-27) will serve on both the Agriculture and Small Business committees in the 113th Congress beginning in January. Collins was appointed to the posts by House leadership. The committee assignments are a natural fit for both Collins’ background as a small business owner and the incredibly important role agriculture plays in New York’s 27th Congressional Distri