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Long applauds EPA, U.S. Army Repeal of 2015 Rule Defining “Waters of the United States”

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that impermissibly expanded the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. “The repeal of this rule is a win for farmers, ranch... Read More »

Matsui, Lowenethal, Long, Wittman applaud House passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), Rob Wittman (R-VA) applauded House passage of H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). This legislation reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) DERA program, which provides grants to help communities reduce harmful diesel emissions and improve air quality and public h... Read More »

Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. The “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229)’’ will improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadban... Read More »

Long concludes annual manufacturing tour in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District

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SPRINGFIELD – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after his annual manufacturing tour in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District: “Each year I look forward to my annual manufacturing tour and visiting businesses all across Missouri’s 7th Congressional District,” said Rep. Long. “Manufacturing is a vital part of the U.S. economy as well as Missouri’s. This year I had the opp... Read More »

Long and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson wrap up annual agriculture tour in southwest Missouri

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SPRINGFIELD – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (MN-07) issued the following statements today after Congressman Long’s annual agriculture tour in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District: “For this year’s agriculture tour I was honored to be joined by the House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN),” said Rep. Long. “I have always ... Read More »

FCC doles out $6 million in CAF II funds for rural broadband in southwest Missouri

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CASSVILLE, MO – Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for awarding more than $6 million in funding to Barry Technology Services in Cassville, Missouri, to expand broadband service delivering Gigabit speeds. The funding is part of the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction, which is one of many efforts by the FCC to expand broadband in u... Read More »

Long introduces bill aimed at improving broadband infrastructure in rural America

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Billy Long (MO-7) and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement after H.R. 3869, the Internet Exchange (IX) Act, was introduced in the House. The bill aims to strengthen Internet access in rural and other underserved areas by promoting more Internet Exchanges across the country. “We need to build up and expand rural broadband infrastructure,” sai... Read More »

Long tours new Springfield Veteran Affairs medical clinic

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) toured the Springfield Veteran Affairs (VA) medical clinic. This brand new facility serves an average of 200 veterans per day and offers a wide array of services including primary care, mental health, lab services, radiology, and endoscopy. In addition to these and other services, the clinic plans to offer dental services in the near future. ... Read More »

Long tours the neonatal intensive care unit and discusses the opioid crisis with the staff at Cox Medical Center South

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) met with health care professionals at Cox Medical Center South for a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis. During the visit, the Congressman also toured the neonatal intensive care unit to see firsthand how CoxHealth is treating babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, a condition caused by mothers addicted to opioids while pregnant. “... Read More »

Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation to receive $263 million in loans to improve electrical grid in Arkansas and Missouri

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Washington, D.C. – The United States Department of Agriculture announced that they will be providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states, including Missouri and Arkansas. The Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation in Berryville, Arkansas will receive over $263 million in loans to improve grid reliability throughout Arkansas and southwest Missouri. I am pleased to... Read More »

Long tours areas in southwest Missouri devastated by Wednesday night's storms

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CARL JUNCTION, MO – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today released the following statement after touring areas in southwest Missouri that were severely damaged during Wednesday night’s storms: “First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude to all of the volunteers that have turned out to assist and support those affected by this devastating tornado in Carl Junction,” said Rep. Long. “Today, I ... Read More »

Long congratulates Ozark High School student for winning the 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition for Missouri’s 7th Congressional District

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SPRINGFIELD – Today, Congressman Long (R-MO) recognized Ozark High School student, Skylar Schafer, for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Skylar Schafer’s winning selection is a watercolor painting entitled, “Missouri Barn.” Schafer’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with other artwork winners from across the country. She will have the opportunity to c... Read More »

Long reintroduces bill to protect homeowners on Table Rock Lake

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) reintroduced legislation to protect homeowners on Table Rock Lake from being forced by the Army Corps of Engineers to remove existing structures on their property that conflict with the lake's new boundary lines. Numerous homeowners around Table Rock Lake have structures on their property, such as retaining walls, steps and decks that have been pres... Read More »

Long signs discharge petition to protect innocent lives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today signed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition. If the petition receives 218 signatures, after seven legislative days it will be discharged from the House Rules Committee and will be brought to the floor for a vote. The Congressman released the following statement after signing the petition: “The Born Alive Act is ... Read More »

ICYMI: It’s not too late to submit an original piece of artwork for this year’s 38th annual congressional art competition

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – This year marks the 38thannual high school art competition held by the Congressional Institute that allows students from all across the country to showcase their artistic talents by submitting an original piece of artwork. Here in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District, once students have submitted their artwork the pieces are judged by a panel made up of local artists who will se... Read More »