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On The Issues

Billy attacks the Senate for not passing a budget in 1,000 days Billy teams up with the Red Cross to send holiday cards to our troops overseas Billy talks job creation with Drury University's Dean of the College Charles Taylor and Career Planning and Development's Jill Wiggins at the Drury University Job Fair Congressman Long stands with other House Republicans to demand that Senator Reid pass a budget April 26, 2012- Billy with 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin at the Guardian of Seniors' Rights award ceremony. The award is presented to members in Congress based on their voting record on senior issues. September 13, 2012- Billy receives the Guardian of Small Business award. September 20, 2012- Billy receives the Tax Fighter Award from National Tax Limitation Committee. November 28, 2012- Billy signs Christmas cards for service members, veterans and their families during the annual American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. February 28, 2013- American Conservative Union's Conservative Award April 16, 2013- Spirit of Enterprise Award On May 12, 2014 I discussed VA benefits and national security with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Constituent Meetings

Congressman Long with the American Bakers Association. Members of the group included Sarah Hirschinger, from Safeway Grocery in Joplin and Steve Stocksdale, from Krispy Kreme with various locations in southwest Missouri. Congressman Long with Ozark Technical College Board of Trustees. Congressman Long with Kevin Spaulding of Polk County Sheriff's Office Congressman Long with the Aurora, MO Future Farmers of America Congressman Long meets the members of the Mount Vernon, MO Future Farmers of America Billy in the Capitol with 7th District Congressional Art Competition first place winner Aaron Conway from Mt. Vernon High School Congressman Long meets with Komen supporters Meeting with a member of the National Beer Distributers Association Tim Cummings, Kevin Leiby, and Philip Thompson of the Automotive Service Association of Missouri/Kansas meet with Congressman Long John Schaefer, Julie Schaefer, Cookie Rice, Brad Zobrist, and Lauren Zobrist of the American Beverage Association, with Congressman Long Congressman Long with the Kickapoo High School Rocket Team Congressman Long meets with Tammy Condren and Faye Peters of the Missouri Association of Elementary of Elementary School Principals Congressman Long meets with Suzette Huntress and Tim Swinford of the Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers Congressman Long meets with Weston Ballard of Nixa, MO who is particapating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholar program Congressman Long with Dairy Association. Larry Purdom of Purdy on the right and Dave Drennan on the left. Congressman Long with Brandon Robertson of Treadwell Enterprises in Springfield, MO Congressman Long with Mr. Robert Low of Prime Trucking Inc. in Springfield Represenative Long speaking with students from Hickory Hills, Pershing, and Carver Middle Schools from the Springfield, MO area. Represenative Long with students from Hickory Hills Middle School in Springfield, MO. Represenative Long with students from Hickory Hills Middle School in Springfield, MO. Represenative Long with students from Pershing Middle School in Springfield, MO. Represenative Long with students from Pershing Middle School in Springfield, MO. Representative Long with Tony Kelley of Nixa, President of Missouri State Council of Firefighters 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

Billy reads to 4th and 5th graders at Pershing Elementary School in Springfield 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. Long shakes hands with 7th District Congressional Art Competition first place winner Aaron Conway from Mt. Vernon High School 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.

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