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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Mar 1, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) says the federal sequester is unfairly targeting the military but he is hoping military leadership will have greater control over how to make cuts.  Collins made the case for proposed legislation that would give department and agency heads more flexibility over sequester cuts this afternoon at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.  Collins has signed on as a c

Feb 28, 2013 Press Release

“Helping to protect women from violence should not be a matter of debate in Washington.  As a husband, father of two daughters and brother to five sisters, I am pleased Congress acted to reauthorize this historically bipartisan legislation.  There are many matters in Washington where both parties are understandably miles apart given our different political and economic philosophies, but doing w

Feb 21, 2013 Press Release

“I want to applaud local legislators for standing up for the rights of law abiding gun owners.  Today, the Minority Caucus of the Erie County Legislature pushed through a resolution opposing New York State’s so-called SAFE Act.  Erie joins Livingston, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties in passing resolutions officially opposing this legislation.  I know other local governments within the 27t

Feb 20, 2013 Press Release

“President Obama proposed these devastating across-the-board spending cuts and insisted they become law.  The House has voted twice to replace the President’s sequester with common sense spending cuts and reforms that help achieve a balanced budget within a decade.  Unfortunately, the Senate and President have never addressed these bills.  Washington’s goal should be to grow the economy, expand

Feb 20, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is looking to help local, law abiding gun owners protect their privacy.  Starting today, residents of New York’s 27th Congressional District can stop by Collins’ district offices in either Lancaster or Geneseo to pick up or drop off their ‘Opt-Out” forms.  New York State is giving individual pistol permit holders the ability to fill out an ‘Opt-Out’ form to pro

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

Congressman and small businessman Chris Collins (NY-27) participated in a hearing on Capitol Hill today focused on the state of small business.  Collins and the House Small Business Committee heard testimony from bankers, academics and small business owners related to the sluggish economy, the availability of small business loans, and the implementation of ObamaCare.

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

“Sometimes, there's nothing more disappointing than when a leader misses the opportunity to lead.

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

On the fourth anniversary of the crash of Continental Flight 3407, Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to make implementation of airline safety reforms a top priority.

Feb 11, 2013 Press Release

Congressman and small businessman Chris Collins (NY-27) believes the stream of regulations coming out of Washington is hurting small businesses and preventing economic growth.  Collins visited Apparel Printers Plus in Victor today to talk about the regulatory burden small businesses face.  Collins says Washington is doing nothing to give small business owners the confidence they need to invest

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is co-sponsoring legislation introduced today to repeal the excise tax on medical devices that was imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  Collins says this tax, which took effect the first of the year, will hurt our economy and cost American jobs unless it is repealed.