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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $236,072 in federal funding for the City of Batavia Fire Department. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
NY-27 Farm Bureaus Commend Congressman Collins on his Continued Leadership on this Issue

Congressman Chris Collins and local Farm Bureau presidents applauded the Trump Administration’s decision to either rescind or revise the Waters of The United States (WOTUS) rule imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama administration.

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Jun 28, 2017 Press Release
Discussed irreplaceable damage to Lake Ontario shoreline property; government officials provided guidance on available assistance

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Katko (NY-24) yesterday hosted a meeting with stakeholders impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding to discuss the devastation directly related to the International Joint Commission (IJC) Plan 2014. Staff members from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
Families of Flight 3407 fought tirelessly for current safety standards and America is currently enjoying the safest period of airline travel in history; regional airline lobbyists leading the push to decrease hours

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of maintaining the minimum first officer training and qualification regulations for airline pilots included in Part 121 of airline operations.

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Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
Plan 2014 has increased damage to Lake Ontario shoreline; constituents have irreplaceable damage to shoreline property; amendment directs IJC to compensate for loss

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today sent a letter to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) urging her to support an amendment to the FY18 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill that would provide much needed relief to property owners, businesses, and municipalities on the Lake Ontario shor

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release
Provides largest property tax reduction ever to WNY; holds Albany accountable for Medicaid spending

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hailed the inclusion of his amendment to the House passed American Health Care Act into the Senate version of the bill. The amendment, introduced with Congressman John Faso (NY-19), would require New York State to take over the county portion of Medicaid by 2020 and would provide the largest property tax reduction ever to Western New York.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and Congressmen John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today expressed satisfaction upon learning that the language based on Faso's Property Tax Reduction Act (PTRA), which was inserted by Collins as part of the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), was also included in the Senate’s draft healthcare legislation released on Thursday.

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $82,667 in federal funding for the Hemlock Volunteer Fire Department. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

 Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement in response to today’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia:

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
Allows VA to remove, demote, or suspend employees for poor performance; provides increased protections for whistleblowers

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today supported legislation that allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the ability to take disciplinary action against an underperforming employee that is not fulfilling their duties.  This legislation comes as a result of numerous instances where VA’s arcane civil service rules have hampered the department’s ability to discipline or dismiss an underpe

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