Chris Collins

Chris Collins


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 Chris Collins Helps Secure $78,897 Grant for the Village of Warsaw Fire Department


Williamsville, NY- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $78,897 in federal funding for the Village of Warsaw Fire Department. 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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Collins Ensures 21st Cures Legislation will Improve FDA Hiring & Clinical Trials


U.S. Representative Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act.

“This bipartisan legislation is the culmination of years of work and will help revolutionize how the health care industry fights rare diseases,” said Congressman Chris Collins.  “I was glad to introduce provisions that will enhance and accelerate clinical trials, and measures to expedite and improve the FDA hiring process, so the world’s best minds are working towards finding cures.”

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Congressmen Collins and Swalwell Re-Introduce the Bipartisan Main Street Revival Act


U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today introduced H.R. 2409, the Main Street Revival Act, which would expedite local small business development in underserved areas.

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WSJ: Bill Proposes Ban on Tuition Clawbacks in Bankruptcy


A federal lawmaker is proposing to ban bankruptcy trustees from trying to claw back tuition money from universities and, in some cases, college students themselves—a legal maneuver that can arise in a parent’s bankruptcy case.

Rep. Chris Collins (R., N.Y.) Tuesday introduced a bill that would block bankruptcy trustees from filing lawsuits against universities and college students to recover tuition money that had been paid years before.

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In Effort to Protect College Education, Collins & Farenthold Introduce PACT Act


Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Blake Farenthold (TX-27) today released the following statements after introducing the Protecting All College Tuition Act (PACT Act). The PACT Act protects students, parents, and colleges against a troubling new practice by bankruptcy trustees targeting tuition payments parents have made on their children’s behalf.

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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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