Chris Collins

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Following President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night, Republicans and Democrats from the Buffalo area weighed in along mostly predictable lines, with one local congressman being among the first ever to deliver a bi-partisan joint speech reacting to the address. In the approximately...
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Dave Debo
January 21, 2018 - 1:11 pm
(WBEN) The United States Senate is expected to vote at 12n Monday on a measure that could end the government showdown. Lack of agreement Sunday guaranteed the shutdown would enter a third day. The US government is the largest employer in the 7 counties of Western New York, with 15,000 employees at...
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Richard Root
January 17, 2018 - 3:19 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins introduced legislation yesterday that will attempt to address a long-standing issue for rural communities: poor or non-existent broadband coverage. For people living away from cities and towns where broadband coverage is taken for granted, Collins'...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:44 am
(AP) - An international panel is asking businesses and property owners along Lake Ontario to complete an online survey about flood damage from record water levels this spring and summer. The International Joint Commission says the survey takes about 10 to 25 minutes. The deadline to take it is Dec...
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Richard Root
December 07, 2017 - 6:03 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - The House of Representatives passed the "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act" yesterday, which would require every state to allow concealed-carry gun permit holders to transport their guns across state lines. The general idea behind the bill was to stop people with legal...
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(WBEN) The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make each state honor the other's concealed carry weapon permit. If approved, it would mean that a New York issued permit would be valid anywhere instead of just in New York. The bill passed by a vote of 231 to 198, mostly along party...
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Dave Debo
November 29, 2017 - 6:44 am
(WBEN) Tom Casey, a retired wastewater plant engineer announced his candidacy for Congress Tuesday evening, joining Erie County Asst. Dist Attorney Sean Bunny and Nicholas Stankevich of Monroe County in a crowded field that could get even larger before someone is selected by Democrats to challenge...
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(WBEN) - While lawmakers are returning to Washington with plenty on their plates, sexual harassment allegations are dominating the discussion. Will the scandals stand in the way of business as usual? Those on Capitol Hill say it shouldn't, but there was no shortage of opinion on what should happen...
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Tom Puckett
November 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A number of protesters representing citizen groups gathered outside the Saturn Club Monday afternoon to criticize Congressman Chris Collins’ support for the Republican sponsored Tax Plan. Michelle Schoeneman of Citizens Against Collins says Collins is pretending the recently...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The GOP is moving forward on tax reform with the Senate version of the bill headed to the full Senate for a vote. But local tax expert Esther Gulyas from EG Tax remains cautions. "To me, middle income is $85,000 or under. This will be very good for people in the higher income...
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