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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Jan 10, 2014 Press Release

After pressing for answers for months, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) says the IRS will not force volunteer fire departments to comply with ObamaCare’s expensive employer mandate.

The Department of Treasury sent a letter to Congressman Collins this afternoon clarifying its policy. 

Jan 9, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is co-sponsoring legislation that cuts the retirement benefits for Members of Congress and redirects those funds to military retirement benefits. 

Jan 9, 2014 Press Release
Deemed employees for tax purposes, volunteer departments subject to employer mandate

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in an effort to protect local volunteer fire departments from ObamaCare’s expensive and burdensome mandates. Collins is a co-sponsor of legislation (H.R.

Dec 13, 2013 Press Release

Tonight I voted in favor of the congressional budget compromise that passed the House with strong bipartisan support.

Dec 12, 2013 Press Release

Today's vote by the Erie County Legislature to irresponsibly ban fracking ensures that Western New York will continue to wallow in the status quo while jobs flee our region for pro-growth areas that embrace new technologies and common-sense job policies.

Dec 12, 2013 Press Release

Moog Inc. executive and Orchard Park resident Dick Aubrecht testified before Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology today.

The hearing, “Building a Network for Manufacturing Innovation,” examined the need for a manufacturing innovation network in our country.

Dec 5, 2013 Press Release
Legislation now moves to Small Business Committee

Congressman Chris Collins’ legislation to help scientists commercialize their ideas passed through the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology today.  The TRANSFER Act of 2013, which passed with bipartisan support and has the backing of local

Dec 4, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) wants the Obama Administration to clarify how it is counting and classifying small business employees as the new health care law mandates take effect.  Collins chaired a full House Small Business Committee hearing today examining the health care law’s application of the business aggregation rule and the serious accounting concerns it

Nov 25, 2013 Press Release
Members of House & Senate Agree NFARS would be ideal fit for DHS operations

Members of Western New York’s Congressional delegation are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish missions at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS).

Nov 24, 2013 Press Release
Securing Gold Star Button for widow leads to military medals for Navy veteran killed in action

Congressman Chris Collins with Blanche Lucas