Misunderstanding Puts Supers on Edge About Locals’ Town Hall for Rep. Collins

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An apparent misunderstanding has local Town Supervisors on edge about a locally-organized town hall-style meeting intended to go on with or without Rep. Chris Collins. County officials said during Monday's Ways and Means Committee meeting that rumors of a town hall-style meeting by Congressman Chris Collins are believed to be fabricated by local residents to trick the government into coming out as a sponsor of a … [Read more...]

27th District Dems Rallying to Vote Collins Out of Office

NYLON – The Democratic chairs of the eight counties comprising the 27th Congressional District are calling on anyone interested in running against incumbent Republican Chris Collins to contact them to prepare to run. A press release from the Democratic Chairs from the eight counties which comprise New York's 27th congressional district announces their new initiative, 'Turn 27 Blue,' a joint effort with grassroots groups to identify and prepare … [Read more...]

County Supers Overwhelmingly Approve of Rep. Collins’ Medicaid Amendment

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – All present members of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors voted on Wednesday to support an amendment to the American Health Care Act that would limit the local cost of Medicaid. The amendment is not yet passed. The Board simply approved a resolution to vocally support the amendment because counties nationwide contribute $9.7 billion per year in local taxes to support Medicaid, of which counties in New York State … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Collins is Duty Bound to Hold Town Hall

The following is an email submitted by Anne Roth-Blizzard to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor, Our duly elected “representative” Chris Collins is stating that he will “never hold a Town Hall Meeting” because “what you get are demonstrators who come and shout you down and heckle you. They are not what you would hope they … [Read more...]

Dozens Call for Meeting with Collins on Trump

GENESEO – Protesters from Livingston and neighboring counties gathered outside Congressman Chris Collins' Geneseo office to call on him to set a town hall meeting to hear their concerns. A total of 66 people, members of the Livingston County chapter of Stronger Together WNY and those following moveon.org, quietly held signs and waved to honking cars for about 45 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. "Collins is very, very close to the Trump … [Read more...]

WNY Dems and Collins Clash Over Trump’s Khan Statement

NYLON – The Democratic Party Chairs of the eight counties within New York's 27th Congressional District released a joint statement on Tuesday condemning Congressman Chris Collins for backing Donald Trump's statements on the Khan family Monday evening. The press release listed at the bottom: Jeremy Zellner, Erie County Democratic Chair; Nick Forster, Niagara County Democratic Chair; Jeanne Crane, Orleans County Chair; Lorie Longhany, Genesee … [Read more...]

Kastenbaum Tees Off as Collins Stands Firm Behind Trump’s Khan Statements

NYLON – Livingston County's U.S. Congressman, Chris Collins, firmly backed Donald Trump's statements to MSNBC on Khizr and Ghazala Khan Monday night. Collins told MSNBC that the Khans are making disrespectful political use of the death of their son in the Iraq war as 'attack dogs' for Hillary Clinton. Collins' opponent for the upcoming election for 27th Congressional District, Diana Kastenbaum, quickly teed off on this with a media … [Read more...]

Congressman Chris Collins Endorses Trump for President

NYLON – A U.S. Congressman whose district includes Livingston County became the first active member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States of America. According to our news partner 13WHAM, Collins released a statement Wednesday in support of Trump's candidacy. "Donald Trump has clearly demonstrated that he has both the guts and the fortitude to return our nation's jobs stolen by China, take on our enemies … [Read more...]

Harsh Words from Rep. Collins for Attorney General’s Denying New Yorkers Daily Fantasy Sports

NYLON – U.S. Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) released the following statement on Tuesday after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents. Congressman Collins serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is the primary panel overseeing these games of skill on the federal level. “New York's Attorney General once again … [Read more...]

Collins Delivers $182,000 Homeland Security Grant to Dansville Fire Department

DANSVILLE — Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $182,378 in federal funding for being awarded to the Dansville Fire Department as part of a firefighter assistance program. The grant will replace the Dansville Fire Department’s vehicle extrication equipment, rope rescue equipment, 50 sets of turnout gear, and personnel bailout systems. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to … [Read more...]