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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Aug 27, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins Announces FAA Grant for Canandaigua Airport
August 22, 2013
Aug 3, 2013 Press Release
Bipartisan bill looks to turn great ideas into commercial success, improving the economy

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has introduced legislation in Congress to help scientists commercialize their ideas and it has the backing of local research universities.  As a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Collins is the sponsor of the TRANSFER Act of 2013 (H.R.

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Collins and 84 members of the House of Representatives file an Amicus Curiae brief to support religious freedom

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) showed his support for the town of Greece, NY in the upcoming Supreme Court case, Greece v. Galloway today by signing an Amicus Curiae brief in support of Greece.

Greece v. Galloway, which concerns the religious establishment clause in the Constitution, will be argued this fall.

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) voted today to approve legislation that improves how the EPA will go about its ongoing study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and groundwater.  The EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Improvement Act [H.R.
Jul 29, 2013 Press Release
Bill would use money set aside for party politics and invest in pediatric research instead
Jul 24, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) honored Helen Silliman and the late Flossie Bragg on the floor of the House of Representatives today for making history as the first female volunteer firefighters in Erie County. Silliman and Bragg joined the South Wales Fire Company 50 years ago.
Jul 17, 2013 Press Release

“The votes today to delay both the employer and individual mandates required under Obamacare were about what is fair to the American people. By choosing to delay only the employer mandate, President Obama is selectively deciding which portions of the law he is going to enforce, and that is not fair to America’s hardworking men and women.

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) made the following statement today regarding passage of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (Farm Bill):
“Today’s passage of a House Farm Bill is a critical step forward for the hardworking men and women of our agricultural community.
Jul 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is pleased to announce that the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, located in Canandaigua, received $373,986 in federal agriculture funding.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the 2013 allocations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP) this week.
Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
Congressmembers Warned Consolidation Could Impact Important Water Projects Across Western New York
Representatives Brian Higgins and Chris Collins won approval for an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 which prohibits any funds in the bill from being used to consolidate or move functions performed by the Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo or Chicago Sectors.