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On The Issues

Associated Builders and Contractors present Congressman Long with the Champion of the Merit Shop' award - June 25, 2015 Congressman Long Meets with the Alarm Industry Communications Council during its annual meeting, June 4, 2015 The National Association of Manufacturers present Congressman Long with the "Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award." at Leggett and Platt in Carthage, May 7, 2015 Congressman Long attends a roundtable discussion with Acting U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler and Japanese diplomats to discuss global trade, May 14, 2015 Congressman Long is presented with the American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Achievement for 2014 - May 12, 2015 Congressman Long, Co-Chair of the Congressional Study Group on Japan, visits with Japanese Diet members to discuss diplomatic and trade relations, April 28, 2015 Congressman Long is presented with the non-partisan 60 Plus Association's As co-chair of the Congressional Study Group on Japan I was honored to host Danny Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to lead a discussion with the group and several ambassadors on the U.S. diplomatic and security prio On May 12, 2014 I discussed VA benefits and national security with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. April 16, 2013- Spirit of Enterprise Award

Constituent Meetings

Kathy Macomber with MU Extension visits Congressman Long to discuss personal leadership in Washington, July 14, 2015. Congressman Long meets with the Missouri Special Education Administration to discuss federal education policies. - July 14, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Empire Electric leadership, March 18, 2015 Congressman Long meets with International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, which represents Silver Dollar City, on March 24, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Awake America's Brad & Connie Lowrie and James & Julie Magas , March 24, 2015 Congressman Long meets with the Missouri Chapter of Americans for the Arts, March 24, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri Bankers Association, March 24, 2015 Alzheimer's Ambassador Marcia Rauwerdink visited Congressman Long in Washington on March 25, 2015 Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area, March 25, 2015 Congressman Long meets with members of the Missouri State Ozarks Writing Project, March 25, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri Humanities Council, March 25, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri Cattlemen Association, March 25, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Mark Edwards of H&R Block in Rogersville, March 25, 2015 Congressman Long meets with American Academy Ophthalmologists, April 16, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Sandra Cantwell of Joplin High School, the recipient of the 2015 Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year, April 16, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists, April 21, 2015 Congressman Long meets with LP NAM Award recipient May 7, 2015 Congressman Long meet with James River Pastor Chuck Greenaway to discuss predatory lending practices, May 14, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Dr. Lou DeGennaro, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society President, May 14, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri delegates of the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour, June 2, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri Credit Union Association, June 10, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Jake Buxton, Truman College Republicans, at the Capitol, June 11, 2015 Congressman Long meets with students Missouri FFA (Seneca) in his office, June 11, 2015 Congressman Long meets with students Missouri FFA students (Seneca) outside the U.S. Capitol, June 11, 2015 Congressman Long meets with 2015 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association delegates from across the Seventh District during their time in Washington, DC. June 17, 2015 Congressman Long meets with members of SSM Healthcare, June 17, 2015 Congressman Long meets with University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on June 17, 2015 Congressman Long meets with MU Chancellor Loftin and President Wolfe, June 17, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Strafford Middle School students on National History Day, June 17, 2015 Congressman Long with Congressional Art Competition Winner Katelyn Clark's drawing in the U.S. Captiol, June 24, 2015 Congressman Long and Katelyn Clark, 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner, visit with Congressman Steve Womack Congressman Long with Joplin High School Principal Kerry Sachetta, June 24, 2015 The Missouri Farmers Association (MFA) visited Congressman Long in his Washington office, June 24, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Nixa School Board at the White House, July 7, 2015 Congressman Long meets with East Newton FCCLA members during their trip to Washington, DC, July 8, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri Association of School Administrators, July 8, 2015 Congressman Long meets with Missouri School Board Association, July 8, 2015 Meeting with Evangel University Students Meeting with Brian Hammons May 6, 2014 CoxHealth Meeting May 6, 2014 American Library Association Meeting May 6, 2014

In the District and the State

Congressman Long holds a roundtable in Hollister between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and concerned citizens regarding the Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan. May 29, 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner, Katelyn Clark Congressman Long tours Isabel's House in Springfield, learning more about the devastating impacts of domestic violence in the Ozarks, May 29, 2015 Congressman Long takes questions at a roundtable of Joplin area business leaders. May 28, 2015 Allen Global, a Springfield-based filtration system manufacturer, announced an expansion in to the Eurasian market and held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 8, 2015. Congressman Long took part in the ceremonies, rounding out his annual Manufacturing Tour. Congressman Long visits Springfield's Westport Elementary to learn more about the Breakfast in the Classroom program. May 8, 2015 NewAire Fire Place Systems in Carl Junction manufacture pizza ovens. Congressman Long visited NewAire on his annual manufacturing tour of the Ozarks, May 7, 2015. Congressman Long made a stop at New Aire Fireplace Systems in Carl Junction for a ribbon cutting for their new facility and operation. May 7, 2015 As part of his 2015 Manufacturing Tour, Congressman Long visits National Audio Company in Springfield to see the largest audio cassette manufacturing operations in the country. - May 7, 2015 As part of his 2015 Manufacturing Tour, Congressman Long visits Springfield Coach Builders and meets with owners and employees. May 7, 2015 Advocates against domestic violence from across the Seventh District gather to discuss with Congressman Long the rapidly emerging issue in the Ozarks. - May 5, 2015 Long shakes hands with 7th District Congressional Art Competition first place winner Aaron Conway from Mt. Vernon High School Billy reads to 4th and 5th graders at Pershing Elementary School as part of his reading initiative Billy welcomes Springfield's Reverend LeMon to the U.S. Capitol Billy presents the Gold Congressional Award to Lucian Myers Billy presents the Gold Congressional Award to Lucian Myers Billy speaks with Jeremy Young and Jason Fronaberger from Edward Jones at the Drury University Job Fair Billy speaks with Meghan Gleason, jobseeker and Drury University sophomore, at the Drury University Job Fair Billy speaks with Jill Wiggins and Drury student Dylan Rinker at the Drury University Job Fair Billy stands with Sandra Lawrence, Randall O'Donnell, Page Branton Reed, Dr. Charles Roberts, and Dr. Jane Knapp of the Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital Billy stands with Dr. Charles Roberts on the roof of the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Billy stands with employees of the Mt. Vernon Community Based Outpatient Clinic Billy looks over a Primetara thoroughbred racehorse Billy cooks for the Cattleman's Association Billy visiting with members of the Cattlemen's Association Billy is briefed by Col. Daniel Patton (left) on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Joplin recovery effort at the Joplin Recovery Field Office in Joplin, Mo. Rep Long and Army Corps of Engineers Table Rock Lake Operations Manager Jim Sandberg. Billy tours Joplin by helicopter after the tornado Billy tours Joplin by helicopter after the tornado Billy tours Joplin by helicopter after the tornado Billy tours Joplin by helicopter after the tornado Billy with Fire Chief David Hall of the Springfield Fire Department Max and the entire Croxdale family out front of the library. The ribbon cutting of the Anne Croxdale Memorial Library. Billy with members of the Springfield Fire Department Billy hears about the process for removing debris from homes from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers quality assurance supervisor Kevin Baily. Billy talks gas prices with John Putnam in Carthage Billy talks gas prices with Jason Duncan in Springfield Billy talks with Gordon Campbell of the Korean War Veterans Association Billy speaks with of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 621, in Springfield, MO. Billy with Stan Jones, Powerhouse Superintendent, and Jim Sandberg, Operations Manager for Table Rock Lake Project Office Billy touring the Oronogo/Duenweg SuperFund EPA Lead Mine cleanup project with EPA officials. Rep Long and Max Croxdale inside the library after the ribbon cutting. Representative Long stands with Congressional Art Competition participants Billy talks with constituents during the Congressional Art Competition in Springfield April 23, 2012- Billy Recognizes Springfield Teen with Top Honor in Congressional Art Competition Job Creators Tour Stop at Snyder Equipment Job Creators Tour Stop at Positronic Industries Job Creators Tour Stop at EFCO Corporation Job Creators Tour Stop at Lozier Corp. Job Creators Tour Stop at K&S Wire Products Agriculture Tour stop at Mark Larson Farms Rep. Long speaking with the Missouri Farm Bureau Agriculture Tour stop at Andrew Farm and Seed Inc Agriculture Tour Stop at Neosho National Fish Hatchery Rep. Long with Mike Stuart of Lakeland Pharmacy in Branson West Rep. Long tours the Sigma House of Springfield March 11, 2013- Today I visited the Ozarks Food Harvest as Moark, LLC donated eggs to help in the fight against hunger. On Monday, March 25, I toured Askinosie Chocolate, a local chocolate manufacturer in Springfield. A growing economy needs a strong small business and manufacturing sector. On Thursday, March 28, I spoke at the Table Rock Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Branson West. I gave them an update about what is happening in our nation's capital. On Friday, March 29, I spoke at the Daybreak Rotary in Joplin. I gave them an update about what is happening in our nation's capital. On April 29th I was honored to have the opportunity to meet with veterans in Monett. On April 29th I was honored to have the opportunity to meet with veterans in Monett. On April 30th I spoke to the Springfield Rotary Club. On May 2nd I visited General Dynamics in Carthage and had an opportunity to meet their employees. On May 2nd I received the National Association of Manufacturers Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. On May 12, 2014 I discussed VA benefits and national security with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. On August 21, 2014 Ambassador Umarov of Kazakhstan and I toured Brewer Science in Springfield. On August 22, 2014 Ambassador Umarov of Kazakhstan and I met with representatives at K&S Wire in Neosho. On August 22, 2014 Ambassador Umarov of Kazakhstan and I held a roundtable at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce. On August 29, 2014 I had a great time learning about emus during a visit to Back Country Naturals in Sparta. The Emu ranch was one of the most interesting stops we've had on any agriculture tour. On August 29, 2014 we had another successful agriculture tour stop at Pinegar Limousin Cattle Ranch in Springfield. On August 29, 2014 toured 7Cs Winery in Walnut Grove, a great agriculture related business in the district. On September 4, 2014, I participated in a roundtable discussion about the impact of banking regulations on businesses and their customers. On September 5, 2014, I toured Cox Monett Critical Access. I appreciate the good work the hospital does for Southwest Missourians. On November 10, 2014, I toured the cardiovascular unit at CMH in Bolivar. Billy reads to 4th and 5th graders at Pershing Elementary School in Springfield

Committee Work

Speaking during a Homeland Security Meeting Billy meets with members of the American Red Cross' disaster operations center Billy conducts a Member site visit to the American Red Cross' disaster operations center Billy submits three amendments to the cybersecurity bill in the Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Billy stands with other members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to talk about the upcoming highway bill

Interns

(Spring 2012, Springfield) Kevin Robertson is from Nixa, Missouri, and is a Freshman at Missouri State University. Kevin wants to be involved in the community when he graduates. (Spring 2012, Springfield) Maria DeMesa is from Springfield, Missouri. (Fall 2011, Springfield) Hilary Dempsey grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and will graduate from Missouri State University in the Spring with a political science degree. She will be attending graduate school within the next year. (Fall 2011, Springfield) Martin Plute is a Freshman at Missouri State University studying Political Science. Martin hopes to work in International Relations and Counter Terrorism after graduating. (Summer 2011, Springfield) Taylor Westby is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a Junior at Drury University. He plans on being commissioned as an Officer in the Marine Corps after graduation. (Summer 2011, Springfield) Ali Haseltine was born and raised in Springfield, MO and is a Senior at the University of Virginia. Future plans include grad school. (Summer 2011, DC) Justin Haseltine was born and raised in Springfield, MO and graduated from Duke University in the spring of 2011. He is attending Cornell Medical School in the fall. (Summer 2011, DC) Molly Moran is currently a Junior at Missouri State University studying Entertainment Management. She is originally from Saint Louis, MO. March 6, 2013- I am happy to welcome three Evangel University students as interns in my D.C. office this week. They are here participating in Evangel University's Washington Studies Program. Pictured with me is Hunter, Anna, and Nathan. (Spring 2013) Josh Klein is a senior at Missouri State where he is studying public relations.

Ozark Photo Contest Winners

Barry County- Roaring River State Park Christian County- Smallin Cave Greene County- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Jasper County- Carthage Courthouse Lawrence County- Route 66 Gas Station McDonald County- Elk River Newton County- George Washington Carver National Park Polk County- Old North Ward School Stone County- Kimberling City Bridge Taney County- The Shepherd of the Hills Megan Spree, Ozark Photo Contest Photographer