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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Nov 15, 2013 Press Release

Today, the House voted to attempt to help the millions of Americans who were misled by President Obama when he promised them they could keep their health insurance.  In Western New York alone, 137,000 people were betrayed by President Obama when their policies were cancelled.  

Nov 14, 2013 Press Release

The administrative fix announced today by the President is just the latest example of how misguided and unmanageable ObamaCare really is. After being intentionally misled by the White House in an attempt to sell ObamaCare, 137,000 people in Western New York alone recently learned their insurance policy would be canceled under the healthcare law.

Nov 7, 2013 Press Release
Mayor and Congressman send letter to ECIDA leadership, stress importance of retaining company

Buffalo Mayor Bryon Brown and Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) have co-signed a letter urging the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) to do what is necessary to keep Delaware North headquartered in downtown Buffalo.

Nov 4, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is encouraging local fire departments and EMS squads to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) through FEMA.  AFG funds help fire departments and other first responders purchase critical equipment and protective gear.  The funding can also be used to obtain training and other resources needed to help protect both the public and emer

Oct 28, 2013 Press Release

Following concerns regarding the implementation of the health care exchanges, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a delay in the individual mandate. 

Oct 16, 2013 Press Release
Tonight, the House voted to increase our national debt by over $300 billion without achieving a single spending cut. I could not, in good faith, vote in favor of this legislation which only adds billions to the credit card bill our children will be left to pay. 
Oct 9, 2013 Press Release
Change to 30 hours/week forces small businesses to limit hours, hold off growth

House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), today held a hearing to examine how the Obamacare definition of full-time employees, at 30 hours per week, is affecting small businesses, their employees, and the economy. 

Oct 9, 2013 Press Release
There is no excuse or defense for why the Administration has failed to pay military death benefits to deserving families since the partial government shutdown began. 
Oct 2, 2013 Press Release

“Tonight, the House continued to work and offer reasonable and commonsense solutions to the partial government shutdown by passing bills to fully fund the National Institute of Health for critical research and open all national parks and museums.

The American people should not be short changed because Washington can’t get its act together.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
Collins also sponsors bill to force all of Congress to lose pay

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has asked House leadership to suspend his own pay during the duration of the partial shutdown of the federal government.  Late last night, Collins sent a letter to House administration requesting that his pay be withheld for the length of the shutdown.