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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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May 16, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) voted yesterday to approve the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 and move it out of the House Agriculture Committee.  The bill was passed by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.

May 16, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Outraged over recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) singled out and targeted conservative political groups, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) has signed a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew voicing concern and demanding answers.

May 10, 2013 Press Release

“As if Americans need another reason to be skeptical of the IRS, today’s admission that the agency targeted conservative leaning non-profits for extra tax document scrutiny is truly stunning.  Instead of engaging in a political witch hunt by singling out non-profits with different politics than the President, the IRS should be working to make the tax preparation process easier for hardworking t

May 9, 2013 Press Release

House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairman Chris Collins (NY-27) today led a hearing to examine the economic effects of the upcoming health care law’s insurance tax on small businesses.  Beginning in 2014, the health care law imposes a new tax on the health insurance policies that most small businesses purchase.

Apr 30, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is pushing the Main Street Revival Act (H.R. 952), bipartisan legislation which will help promote economic growth and fill vacancies along America’s main streets.  Collins is the lead Republican co-sponsor of the legislation in the House.

Apr 26, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) issued the following statement following the passage of legislation ending sequester furloughs for Air Traffic Controllers:

Apr 15, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is announcing that the long awaited dredging of three Lake Ontario harbors is on track to happen next year.  Collins says the Army Corp of Engineers now has the funding it needs to perform maintenance dredging in Oak Orchard, Olcott and Wilson harbors.  Dredging removes built-up sediment that, over time, narrows a harbor’s channel dimensions and creates unsafe

Apr 10, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) will speak about how ObamaCare is impacting the economy and job growth at the Job Creators Alliance ‘Free Enterprise Leadership Summit’ in Florida tomorrow.  Collins is the only member of Congress speaking at the event and will participate in a panel discussion on how the implement

Apr 10, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s budget proposal

Apr 9, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is co-sponsoring legislation in the House of Representatives that would help create a more accurate picture of America’s unemployment problem.  Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ measure that calculates the monthly unemployment figure does not include the number of people who have given up looking for work.  The Real Unemployment Calculation Act (H.R.