Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement after being announced as a speaker at the upcoming Republican National Convention.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to carry Western New York's message on behalf of Donald Trump. We need a chief executive who will put America first, defend our nation's security, secure our borders and put an end to the devastating trade deals that have sent American jobs overseas for far too long. Now is the time for our party to unite and focus our efforts on defeating Hillary Clinton and making America great again for all Americans."
Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump. He is co-chair of Trump's congressional leadership committee, honorary co-chair of Trump New York, and has made countless media appearances as a surrogate for Trump.