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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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." ###