Chris Collins

Chris Collins


Collins Puts Kids Before Cons with New Legislation


Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3327, the Kids Before Cons Act, which will block the Obama administration’s plans to use Pell grants to fund college programs for prisoners.

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Collins Introduces Legislation Freeing Small Businesses from Burdensome Government Regulations


Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after introducing the Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act, which will reduce excessive regulations hurting small businesses.

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Sale of Fetal Body Parts Has No Place In This World


Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after a video revealed Planned Parenthood Senior Director of Medical Services discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

“Human life is sacred and must be protected,” said Congressman Collins. “Planned Parenthood’s gruesome monetization of unborn children is absolutely unacceptable. I will join with Chairman Upton and my colleagues at the Energy and Commerce Committee to immediately look into this matter.”

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Collins Leads Way on House Passage of Legislation to Aid Medical Innovation


Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act.

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Congressman Chris Collins Announces $182,378 for Dansville Fire Department


WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $182,378 in federal funding for Dansville Fire Department located in Livingston County. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

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King v. Burwell Ruling Fails to Address Obamacare’s Fundamental Flaws


Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare subsidies is extremely disappointing. I will continue the fight to fix the fundamental flaws in this legislation. Western New Yorkers deserve a healthcare system that implements common-sense, flexible, and patient-centered solutions.”

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Treatment of Rare Diseases Must Be Improved


This article appeared in the Buffalo News on Saturday June 13, 2015.

Millions of Americans woke up this morning battling health problems from diseases like lupus, spinal muscular atrophy and Tardive dyskinesia. Illnesses like these are just a few of the thousands of rare diseases afflicting individuals across the country.

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Reps. Collins & Tonko Lead Letter Calling on FCC Chief to Combat Pirate Radio Broadcasters


U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27) and Paul Tonko (NY-20) today released the following statements after sending a letter signed by 33 Members of the New York and New Jersey Congressional delegations to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler. The letter requests an expeditious response to the growing number of pirate radio broadcasters in the region that are harming consumers and public safety.

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Following EPA Study, Collins Calls on Cuomo to Reverse Fracking Ban


U.S. Representative Chris Collins today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that found no evidence of fracking having a widespread impact on drinking water.

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Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule Continues Assault on Nation’s Farmers


Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the Obama Administration finalized its Clean Water Act Waters of the United States Rule.

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Congressman Collins Questions HSS Secretary Burwell

2015-02-27 18:49:39

Congressman Chris Collins Energy and Commerce Committee

2015-01-07 14:39:13

Congressman Chris Collins Speaks on H.R. 5078, September 9, 2014

2014-09-09 19:18:55

Congressman Chris Collins Speech on the 122nd anniversary of The Pledge of Allegiance

2014-09-08 23:44:46

Congressman Chris Collins Questions EPA Deputy Administrator

2014-07-30 20:06:08

Congressman Chris Collins Speaks with WHEC on Increases Caused by Obamacare

2014-07-14 22:46:21

Congressman Chris Collins Speaks on H.R. 5031, the STEM Education Act

2014-07-14 19:29:18

Congressman Chris Collins Voices His Concerns Over EPA Regulations

2014-07-09 18:15:41

Congressman Collins Expresses Concerns on WGRZ Over Housing Undocumented Immigrants in New York

2014-06-26 16:15:46

Congressman Chris Collins Addresses the House on Need for Newborn Screening Legislation

2014-06-24 23:15:37

Congressman Collins on WIVB: Blasts Buffalo VA's Continued Negligence

2014-06-24 18:25:57

Congressman Chris Collins Speech on Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz

2014-06-17 19:07:16

Congressman Chris Collins Questions FAA Administrator Huerta

2014-06-16 17:50:52

Congressman Chris Collins Accountability for Veterans Speech

2014-06-09 21:42:15

Congressman Chris Collins WROC Interview June 6, 2014

2014-06-09 16:40:59

Congressman Chris Collins Small Business Committee Hearing 5/29

2014-05-29 21:13:48

Congressman Chris Collins Questions Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

2014-04-11 14:46:45

Congressman Chris Collins Speaks in Support of the Save the American Workers Act

2014-04-03 18:33:35

House Small Business Committee Hearing on The Rise of 3D Printing

2014-03-13 17:30:19

Congressman Chris Collins Honors Victims of Flight 3407 Crash

2014-02-12 14:30:36

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Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

Congressman Chris Collins represents New York’s 27th Congressional District in the House of Representatives.  The 27th District of New York includes 105 towns spread out over eight counties in Western New York and the Finger Lakes.  The residents of NY-27 elected Mr. Collins to Congress in November of 2012.

Congressman Collins serves as a member of the House Small Business, Agriculture and Science, Space and Technology committees. He is also the Chair of the Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, which is charged with examining how the cost of healthcare is impacting American small businesses.

Congressman Collins comes to Capitol Hill with both private and public sector experience. Before being elected to Congress, Chris served as Erie County Executive and built a career as a business owner and entrepreneur, creating and saving hundreds of American jobs in Western New York.

A mechanical engineer, the Congressman began his professional career with Westinghouse Electric in 1972.  Chris lives in Clarence, NY with his wife Mary. He has three children and three grandchildren and remains active with the Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America.

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