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Congressman Long Hosts Annual Fishing Dreams Event for Veterans

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Branson, MO – Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) issued the following statement following his Annual Fishing Dreams for Veterans event. “It has always been one of my greatest honors as a Congressman, to celebrate and thank our nation’s veterans,” Congressman Long said.“These brave men and women left their homes and families to fight for our country. It is because of their sacrifices that the American ...

Rep. Long Submits Discharge Petition to Force a Vote to End Military Vaccine Mandate

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Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) issued the following statement regarding his discharge petition to stop the military vaccine mandate: “Forcing the fighting men and women of our Armed Forces to get the COVID vaccine is utter insanity,” Congressman Long said. "Right now up to 30% of our service members are not vaccinated but the pentagon claims they are doing it for military readiness? Hopes, dreams, ...

Congressman Long's Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act Passes the House

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Today, H.R. 4028, the Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act, sponsored by Representative Billy Long (R-MO) and cosponsored by Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Darren Soto (D-FL) passed the House of Representatives. "I am thrilled that this bipartisan piece of legislation has passed the House of Representatives with wide supp...

Long Reacts to President Biden’s Department of Justice Targeting Parents

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Congressman Billy Long made the following statement regarding Attorney General Merrick Garland’s directive instructing the Department of Justice to target parents. “Critical Race Theory should not be taught in schools. Period. It's no wonder protests against this radical far-left theory have sprung up across the United States and rightfully so. The Attorney General fails to cite a single threat ag...

Representatives Long and Castor Introduce Bipartisan National Voter Registration Day Resolution

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Today, Representative Long (MO-07) and Representative Castor (FL-14) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing September 28, 2021, as National Voter Registration Day. “Voting is the backbone of our democracy. When people vote, they are doing their civic duty to elect people who will best represent them at all levels of government. Voting gives the people the power to change policy, build bet...

Rep. Long Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement regarding the 20th anniversary of 9/11. “Bonnie Bell and I were live on 'Morning Line with Bonnie and Billy' on KWTO AM560 in Springfield, Missouri when a caller said "Did you know a plane just hit the World Trade Center?" We said "no" thinking it may have been a Cub Piper that the wind had blown into one of the towers. The caller continued "Oh...

Rep. Long Comments on Airport Bombing in Kabul

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Long made the following statement after news broke that multiple explosions were reported near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul: "It was infuriating but not unexpected to learn of the suicide bombings and resulting injuries and casualties in Kabul," Congressman Long said. “The attack today is a tragic example of how utterly incompetent President Biden ...

Rep. Long Applauds the Supreme Court’s Reinstatement of President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

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Congressman Long issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld a court order requiring the Biden Administration to reinstate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy championed during the Trump Administration: “Today’s ruling only further highlights how the Biden Administration is incapable of creating coherent immigration policies,” Congressman Long said. “President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico...

Rep. Long Comments After Passage of Procedural Vote Sets the Stage for Budget Reconciliation

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Congressman Long made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives took a procedural vote to move forward with the budget reconciliation process. “The process the Democrats undertook to ram their agenda through the House of Representatives today shows how broken Washington truly is,” Congressman Long said. “They are prioritizing trillions of dollars in a debt spending spree that...

3 Missouri Paralympians Join TEAM USA in Tokyo

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3 Missouri Paralympians Join TEAM USA in Tokyo Washington, D.C. – As the Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremonies begin in Tokyo, Missouri Congressman Billy Long made the following statement congratulating the three Missourians who will join TEAM USA. “I am excited to see three Missourians joining TEAM USA in Tokyo for the Summer Paralympics,” Congressman Long said. “Competing in the Paralympics is t...

Rep. Long Reacts to Biden's Botched Exit from Afghanistan

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As the horrible and troubling events in Afghanistan continue to unfold following President Biden's decision to withdraw all military personnel, Congressman Long issued the following statement: "Former President Barack Obama famously once said ‘elections have consequences,’ and man oh man has the November 2020 election ever proven him right," Congressman Long said. "Obama's former Secretary of Defe...

Rep. Long Wishes Missouri Olympians Well in Summer Games

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As the summer Olympics begin in Tokyo, Missouri Congressman Billy Long made the following statement congratulating the nine Missourians who will join Team USA in Japan. “I am excited to see nine of our top athletes from Missouri join Team USA in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics,” said Congressman Long. “Competing in the Olympics is an incredible honor for you and your families, and an opportunity to ...

Rep. Long Applauds Passage of the MEDIA Diversity Act

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Today, the United States House of Representatives passed Representative Long’s MEDIA Diversity Act. “I am thrilled to have led this effort to get this important piece of bipartisan legislation through the House of Representatives,” said Congressman Long. “There are simply too many barriers to entry into media for those who are socially disadvantaged. This is an important first step in ensuring the...

Rep. Long Praises Office of Management and Budget Metropolitan Statistical Area Decision

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has decided to no longer pursue its plan to redefine what constitutes a “metropolitan statistical area” (MSA). Currently, an MSA is considered a city with a population of over 50,000. The proposed change would have seen this minimum threshold increase to 100,000. “It is great news that OMB has decided not to move forward with their plan to increase the thr...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $3 Million Grant for Branson Flood Wall

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the city of Branson, Missouri for the construction of a floodwall to protect the Compton Drive Wastewater Treatment Plant. This grant was awarded in conjunction with a $6.6 million match from the State of Missouri. “I am thrilled that the EDA is investing substantia...