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Updated Statement from Congressman Long on the Events that Occurred in Washington, D.C. at the United States Capitol Building

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Congressman Long made the following updated statement regarding the events that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. "I'm proud of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both Chambers. We did not let mob rule stop us from carrying out our Constitutional duties and we worked until 3:00 am to complete our work," said Rep. Long. "There is no place for violence in a dem... Read more »

Statement on the Events that Occurred in Washington, D.C. at the United States Capitol Building

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Congressman Long made the following statement regarding the events that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. “What happened at the Capitol Building is disgraceful and completely unacceptable and I condemn the actions of those involved,” said Rep. Long. “I commend the brave men and women of the United States Capitol Police, the Washington Metropolitan Police and the officers ... Read more »

We Will Object

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Next week, your 117th United States Congress will convene for the first time. After the election of Speaker and the adoption of the Rules of Congress, the action will quickly move to reading aloud the electoral votes submitted by each state from this past November's election - counting them, and declaring the vote tally for President and Vice President. During that process, the question will be pu... Read more »

Over $346 Million to Rural Broadband Improvement/Deployment in Missouri

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that an estimated 374,000 rural Americans living and working in Missouri will gain access to high-speed broadband through the Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction is part of a broader effort by the FCC to close the digital divide in rural America. In Oc... Read more »

Rep. Long Announces $3 Million USDA Investment for Critical Community Services in Rural Areas

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Today, the Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $871 million to improve critical community resources in rural areas. The USDA has awarded CMH Properties $3 million to purchase land and build a state of the art Physicians’ Clinic in a prime location in Willard, MO that will employ two full-time family practice physicians, four mid-level... Read more »

Rep. Long Introduces Legislation to Address the Tragic Loss of Life at Bull Creek

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Long introduced legislation to determine the resources the Army Corps of Engineers would require to ensure the safety of projects completed under Nationwide Permits. “The tragic loss of life that occurred at Bull Creek quite possibly could have been avoided if the Army Corps of Engineers had the necessary authority and resources to consider public safety when approvin... Read more »

The "MEDIA Diversity Act" Passes the House

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House of Representatives passed my bill, H.R. 5567, the “Measuring the Economics Driving Investments and Access for Diversity Act of 2020” or the “MEDIA Diversity Act of 2020.” The MEDIA Diversity Act would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider, with the input of its Office of Communications Business Opportunities of the Commission, market ent... Read more »

Rep. Long Announces Critical Grant Funding for Joplin Regional Airport

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary grant in the amount of $4,795,103 to Joplin Regional Airport to reconstruct their runways. “I recognize the value Joplin Regional Airport brings to our district, which is why I worked so hard to secure the grant funding necessary to reconstruct their runways,” said Congressman... Read more »

Reps. Long, Panetta, Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Agricultural Fairs

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WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Billy Long (R-MO-07) and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) introduced legislation to preserve agricultural fairs across the country and address the financial losses they have experienced as a result of the coronavirus. The Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act will provide grant funding for agricultural fairs through state departments of agriculture to keep them functi... Read more »

Rep. Long Appointed to the President's Task Force on Reopening the Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) released the following statement after being selected by President Trump to join the President’s Task Force on Reopening the Economy: “Though COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for our nation, I am confident that we can continue to protect our citizens without crushing our economy," said Rep. Long. "While public health officials have issued guide... Read more »