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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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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. 
Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
Members of the Western New York federal delegation called the release of new pilot training rules by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) welcome news. 
Jul 8, 2013 Press Release
Congressmembers, Senators Say Deadly Crashes Serve as Urgent Reminder of Need for Reforms
Following two deadly airplane crashes, members of Western New York’s federal delegation are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to move quickly to finalize aviation safety rules requiring new pilot training standards. 
Jul 3, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced today that his staff will be available for satellite office hours throughout the community during the month of July.  These satellite hours are in addition to the normal office hours at Collins’ district offices in both Lancaster and Geneseo.  Staffers will be holding satellite hours each month in rotating locations.