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Congressman Collins adds rare third congressional committee assignment

by jmaloni

Press release

Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:35 pm

Freshman member picks up seat on Science, Space and Technology

Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, has been named to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, his third committee assignment. Three committee assignments is a rarity among members of Congress, especially newly elected members of the House of Representatives.

"I am both excited and honored to be asked to join the membership ranks of a third committee," Collins said. "As an engineer with a business background in both biotechnology and pharmaceutical science, I believe strongly in the power of science and scientific research to grow our economy and better our nation. I look forward to using my assignment on Science, Space and Technology to champion the growing research sector developing in and around my Congressional District, including the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester."

Collins will be the only Majority member from New York state on the committee.

Collins is currently a member of the House Agriculture and Small Business committees, and serves as chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology.

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