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Chris CollinsWASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence, Erie County, took his first official action as a new member of Congress on Thursday when he voted to re-elect Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as House speaker.


Collins said Boehner’s decision earlier this week to delay a crucial vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims didn’t make him hesitate about voting for Boehner. Collins noted that that an agreement has been worked out to provide the full funding by Jan. 15.


“I think it was just a sign of all the . urmoil surrounding the fiscal cliff vote, which is why it got delayed,” he said.


Read more: DemocratANDChronicle.com (Jan 3, 2013)

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