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Rep. Long Reacts to the FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday. “Yesterday, the FBI took the unprecedented step of raiding the home of a former President of the United States,” Congressman Long said. “Given their history of falsifying FISA warrants against Trump officials, this raid is especi...

Rep. Long Reacts to the Assassination of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated. “Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was a great friend of mine, President Trump and the United States” Congressman Long said. “I am saddened and shaken by this senseless loss for his family, Japan and the world. As Co-chair of the Congressional Study Group ...

Rep. Long Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school football coach fired for exercising his religion. “Today, the Supreme Court correctly ruled that a local school district violated the First Amendment by firing a football coach for praying after games,” Congressman Long said. “The First Amendment clearly prot...

Rep. Long Reacts to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. “Today, the Supreme Court made the right decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health,” Congressman Long said. “Six justices correctly overturned one of the worst decisions in Supreme Court history. Roe v. Wade has no basis in Constitutional law, and forced the states...

Rep. Long Congratulates Nixa High School Student on Winning the 41st Annual Congressional Art Competition

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SPRINGFIELD – Today, Congressman Long (R-MO) recognized Nixa High School student, Kelsey Gifford, for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Kelsey Gifford’s winning selection is a colored pencil work entitled, “Home of the Free.” Gifford’s work that featured her grandad's military boots will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with other artwork winners from across th...

Rep. Long Reacts to Reports that Roe v. Wade Will be Overturned

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after Politico released a draft of the Supreme Court decision that calls for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. “I was a senior in high school when Roe v. Wade was decided,” Congressman Long said. “I didn’t understand abortion then, and I don’t understand it now. Killing an innocent human life is simply incomprehensible to me. I am ...

Rep. Long Reacts to End of Title 42

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the end of Title 42. “The decision to end Title 42 is idiotic,” Congressman Long said. “Title 42 is a public health policy implemented by President Trump that has been used to quickly expel migrants at the Southern Border since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Si...

Reps. Long and Kustoff Introduce Internet Exchange Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Billy Long (MO-7) and Congressman David Kustoff (TN-8) released the following statement after H.R. 7112, 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,” sa...

Rep. Long Statement on the Omnibus Spending Bill

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY2022 Omnibus Spending Bill. “A $1.5 Trillion Omnibus? Seriously? Just what the Doctor ordered, more wasteful spending to add to our exorbitant national debt,” Congressman Long said. “Speaker Pelosi's prescription arrived at 1:42 AM in the hopes that no one would read the 2,700 pag...

Rep. Long Reacts to Officers Shot in Joplin, Missouri

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Washington D.C.- Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after three Joplin Police Officers were injured in a shooting. “I was shocked and saddened to learn that three Joplin police officers were tragically shot today ”Congressman Long said. “Please join me in praying for them and their families." ###

Rep. Long Introduces Legislation to Honor Special Agent Sgt. Joseph M. Peters of Republic

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Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) introduced legislation to name the post office in Republic, Missouri, in honor of Special Agent Sgt. Joseph M. Peters of Republic, a hometown hero who was tragically killed during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2013. “We can never forget the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform, or their families,” Congressman Long said. ...

Rep. Long Response to President Biden's State of the Union

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Washington D.C.- Missouri Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement following President Biden’s State of the Union address. “Tonight, President Biden tried to paint a rosy picture of America on the rebound,” Congressman Long said. “He touted his spending plans as rebuilding America, but the reality is anything but. Thanks to the failed and broken policies of the Biden Administration an...

Rep. Long Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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Washington D.C.- Missouri Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “The intelligence Congress was privy to was stellar,” Congressman Long said. “Unfortunately we knew for months that this invasion was coming, and the Biden Administration did very little to stop it. We should have issued severe sanctions against Russia before this invasion occ...

Rep. Long Awarded Japanese Order of the Rising Sun

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Washington D.C.- Missouri Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after receiving the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun. “I have always cherished my relationship with the Japanese people,” Congressman Long said. “Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked closely with the Japanese government to grow the strong relationship between the United States and Japan, and this recognition s...

STATEMENT: Congressman Long Comments on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization

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Washington D.C.- Missouri Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement after the Supreme Court heard the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “I was a senior in High School when Roe v Wade was decided in 1973,” Congressman Long said. “I didn’t understand how anyone taking an innocent human life was O.K. then, and nothing has changed my mind in the intervening 48 years. ...