Chris Collins

Chris Collins

NEW YORK's 27th DISTRICT

Collins Ensures 21st Cures Legislation will Improve FDA Hiring & Clinical Trials

2015/05/21

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

2015/05/19

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

2015/05/13

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

2015/05/13

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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Congressmen Collins, King (NY), and Rothfus Aim to Improve Veteran Halls with Legislation

2015/05/05

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27), Peter King (NY-02), and Keith Rothfus (PA-12)  today issued the following statement after introducing the Renovate and Enhance Veterans’ Meeting Halls and Posts (REVAMP) Act. The legislation will make it easier to secure funding for maintenance and improvements to veterans’ meeting halls and posts.

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Congressman Chris Collins Helps Secure $103,637 Grant for Mercy EMS in Batavia

2015/04/29

Congressman Chris Collins today announced $103,637  in federal funding for Mercy EMS in Batavia, NY. 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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Congressman Chris Collins Helps Secure $128,793 Grant for City of Lockport Fire Department

2015/04/22

Congressman Chris Collins today announced $128,793 in federal funding for the City of Lockport 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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Congressman Chris Collins Helps Secure $60,347 Grant for Honeoye Falls Mendon Volunteer Ambulance

2015/04/22

Congressman Chris Collins today announced $60,347 in federal funding for Honeoye Falls Mendon Volunteer Ambulance. 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 and Courtney Partner in Effort to Aid Child and Adolescent Mental Health Needs

2015/04/16

Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) today issued the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act.

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Collins Joined by Katko in Fight Against Funding IJC Plan 2014

2015/03/30

In a letter sent last week to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Katko (NY-24) requested language preventing the use of any federal funding to implement the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan (Plan 2014) for the 2016 Fiscal Year.

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Washington, DC 20515
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chriscollins.house.gov

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.


Serving With

Lee Zeldin

NEW YORK's 1st DISTRICT

Peter King

NEW YORK's 2nd DISTRICT

Daniel Donovan

NEW YORK's 11th DISTRICT

Chris Gibson

NEW YORK's 19th DISTRICT

Elise Stefanik

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Richard Hanna

NEW YORK's 22nd DISTRICT

Tom Reed

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John Katko

NEW YORK's 24th DISTRICT

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