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Biography

For over 30 years, Congressman Long was a real estate broker and owner of Billy Long Auctions, LLC in Springfield, along with being a radio talk show host from 1999-2006 on KWTO AM560.  His experience running a small business and his time taking calls on the radio from concerned citizens gives him a unique understanding of the challenges facing families and small businesses in the Ozarks.  His top priority in Washington is to stop the irresponsible spending and overreaching of modern day Washington.

Congressman Long is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  He serves on three critical Energy and Commerce Subcommittees: Communications and Technology; Energy; and Health.

In addition to his small-business ownership, Congressman Long was a member of the National Association of Realtors, National Auctioneers Association and the Missouri Professional Auctioneers’ Association for over 30 years each.  Congressman Long has been inducted into the Missouri Professional Auctioneers’ Hall of Fame. Congressman Long also holds memberships in the National Rifle Association and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Congressman Long and his wife Barbara were married in 1984 at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, of which they are still members and attend regularly. 

 

Billy’s Awards and Honors

Congressman Long has been recognized for his efforts in Congress on behalf of our nation’s small businessmen and women who create jobs and spur economic growth with the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This award honors Congressman Long's commitment to free market principles and his voting record supporting small businesses, cutting regulations, promoting job creation, and finding new markets for American products.

Congressman Long received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in 2015.  Manufacturers honor legislators with the NAM award who support a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda and who receive a 70 percent or higher on key manufacturing votes.  Congressman Long's votes in support of our nation’s manufacturers earned him a NAM rating of 100 percent. 

The 60 Plus Association awarded Congressman Long the group’s highest honor, the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. The award is presented to members in Congress based on their “senior friendly” voting records.

The American Conservative Union (ACU) honored Congressman Long for his legislative efforts from 2011 to 2016. Founded in 1964, the ACU is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the country. Congressman Long has received the award each year it has been presented since he became a member of Congress.

Congressman Long received the Guardian of Small Business award from National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in recognition of his support for America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.

Congressman Long received the Tax Fighter Award from the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) for his voting record in the 112th Congress. Congressman Long's votes in support of constitutional and other limits on taxes and spending earned him a NTLC rating of 100 percent, the highest score in the Missouri delegation.

 

 

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