BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local representative in Congress will serve as the Congressional Liaison to the Presidential Transition team.
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that Rep. Chris Collins (R) will fill the liaison role as the U.S. Government transitions from the administration of President Barack Obama to that of President-elect Donald Trump.
“I am honored and humbled to serve President-elect Trump in this capacity,” Congressman Collins said. “Throughout the campaign I have worked very closely with President-elect Trump and Speaker Ryan, and I look forward to continuing that work as we look to put forth an agenda that will Make America Great Again for all Americans.”
Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump for President.
In his new role, Collins will work with the Republican Conference membership and communicate their legislation and staffing ideas to the Trump transition team.
Collins was recently named a member of the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee.