Representative Chris Collins's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 27, Republican
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Chris Collins has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Chris Collins is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Robert McCarthy. Buffalo News - Business Guy With a Theme That's Can-Do. 22 June 2012. "He promises to vote '100 percent' for pro-life legislation and defines marriage as between a man and a woman." (votesmart.org)
  • Scott Brown. WGZR: Republican Congressional Primary Turns Nasty. 23 June 2012. "In the conservative 27th district, Collins says he'll be plenty conservative. Chris Collins: 'I'm a strong proponent of second amendment rights and I will have a 100% pro-life voting record.'" (www.wgrz.com)

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  • Chris Collins. Core Values. 12 September 2012. "Smaller Government “ reform the tax code lowering rates and eliminating loopholes." (collinsforcongress.com)
  • Chris Collins. Collins Calls on Hochul to Support Middle Class, Small Business Tax Cuts. 31 July 2012. "One of the first things we can do is consolidate the current 6 tax brackets into three tax brackets, none of which tax individuals and small businesses at a rate higher than 25%, This would free entrepreneurs and owners to focus on growing their businesses and serving customers, not worrying about the IRS and whether they filled out every bureaucratic form correctly." (collinsforcongress.com)

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  • Chris Collins. Issue Position: Cut the Deficit and Reduce Spending. 1 January 2012. "Chris knows a thing or two about cutting government. As Erie County Executive, he reduced the county's debt by more than $120 million and kept spending increases to practically zero. In Washington, Chris will stand up to Obama's reckless policies and help get spending under control." (votesmart.org)
  • Chris Collins. Collins Calls for Small Business Bill of Rights. 29 May 2012. "American small businesses will only begin reinvesting in their companies when they have confidence the federal government has its spending under control. This plan will require the federal budget to be balanced in ten years, so that small businesses have the stability and security they need to invest in their companies and create jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Chris Collins. Facebook: Wall Photos. "What won't help us create jobs is more spending, bigger government and the failed leadership of Barack Obama." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Robert McCarthy. Buffalo News - Business Guy With a Theme That's Can-Do. 22 June 2012. "But Collins nevertheless vows to strongly support Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Tom Rivers. The Daily News: Bellavia forms ˜Second Amendment Coalition'. 25 June 2012. "Collins said he is 'the strongest advocate' of the Second Amendment, and he vowed he would have an 'A plus-plus' rating from the National Rifle Association if he is elected to Congress." (thedailynewsonline.com)

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  • Chris Collins. Hochul Votes To Keep ObamaCare and in Favor of Half-a-Trillion Dollars in Medicare Cuts. 11 July 2012. "Kathy Hochul broke her promise to us. And unlike Kathy Hochul, I'll actually keep my word and fight for seniors and our families in Congress. That starts with repealing ObamaCare, protecting Medicare Advantage, and eliminating these crushing taxes which are weakening our economy and costing us jobs." (collinsforcongress.com)
  • Chris Collins. Issues. 12 September 2012. "President Obama's healthcare plan is a failure. It raises taxes, increases the debt, and cuts $500 billion from Medicare. In Congress, Chris Collins will lead the fight to repeal ObamaCare and implement healthcare reforms that make sense, like patient choice and tort reform." (collinsforcongress.com)

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  • Robert McCarthy. Buffalo News - Business Guy With a Theme That's Can-Do. 22 June 2012. "He promises to vote '100 percent' for pro-life legislation and defines marriage as between a man and a woman." (votesmart.org)

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