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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...

Representatives Long, McNerney, Carter, and Spanberger Introduce the Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act

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Representatives Billy Long (R-MO), McNerney (D-CA), Carter (R-GA), and Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy Act. “I am proud to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to lead the effort in passing the ICT Strategy Act,” said Congressman Long. “We need to make sure information technology supply chains are secure and we need to know how...

Congressman Long Named “Taxpayer Super Hero” – Receives a 100% Rating From Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

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Congressman Billy Long was named a Taxpayer Super Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW). He received a 100% rating from CCAGW, underscoring his commitment to cutting the waste out of the federal government’s budget. “I am proud and honored to receive a 100% rating from the CCAGW and be named a Taxpayer Super Hero,” said Congressman Long. “People are fed up more than eve...

Congressman Billy Long Receives "Taxpayers’ Friend Award" for Pro-Taxpayer Voting Record

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Congressman Billy Long was awarded the Taxpayers’ Friend Award by the National Taxpayers Union for his outstanding voting record and supporting limited government, economic freedom, and low taxes. This year, just 33 members of the House of Representatives earned this award with Congressman Long being the only member from the Missouri delegation to receive an A rating from NTU. “It is an honor to r...

Congressman Billy Long Ranked as Top Conservative in Missouri Delegation by the American Conservative Union Foundation in 2020 Rating

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Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) was once again awarded the highest score of any Missouri Congressman by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) in ratings for 2020 in the 116th Congress. The general public and conservative activists use the ACUF annual scorecard to identify which lawmakers are best upholding conservative principles. “I am honored to receive such high marks from the America...

Long Reacts to President Biden's Gun Control Announcement

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On April 8, 2021, President Biden laid out his agenda to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of the American people. “It is no surprise that President Biden is attempting to trample on American’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” said Congressman Long. “Removing liability protections from gun manufacturers would all but put them out of business, and his appointment of David Chipma...