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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Springfield a Nearly $21 Million Grant

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Billy Long announced today that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Springfield a grant totaling $20,960,822. “This nearly $21 million grant for Springfield’s Grant Avenue Parkway Project will bolster economic growth and tourism in downtown Springfield by providing the means to create a more convenient way for pedestrians and cyclists to trav... Read more »

Two thumbs down from Long on Impeachment Inquiry

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Billy Long (R-MO.) released the following statement regarding his no vote today on House Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry resolution. “On January 20, 2017, the day President Trump took office, the Washington Post’s headline read, ‘The Campaign to Impeach President Trump has Begun.’ Since that day, Democrats have clearly expressed a desire to impeach our duly-elected president ... Read more »

Long applauds EPA, U.S. Army Repeal of 2015 Rule Defining “Waters of the United States”

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that impermissibly expanded the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. “The repeal of this rule is a win for farmers, ranch... Read more »

Matsui, Lowenethal, Long, Wittman applaud House passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), Rob Wittman (R-VA) applauded House passage of H.R. 1768, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). This legislation reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) DERA program, which provides grants to help communities reduce harmful diesel emissions and improve air quality and public h... Read more »

Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. The “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229)’’ will improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadban... Read more »

Long concludes annual manufacturing tour in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District

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SPRINGFIELD – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after his annual manufacturing tour in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District: “Each year I look forward to my annual manufacturing tour and visiting businesses all across Missouri’s 7th Congressional District,” said Rep. Long. “Manufacturing is a vital part of the U.S. economy as well as Missouri’s. This year I had the opp... Read more »

Long and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson wrap up annual agriculture tour in southwest Missouri

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SPRINGFIELD – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (MN-07) issued the following statements today after Congressman Long’s annual agriculture tour in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District: “For this year’s agriculture tour I was honored to be joined by the House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN),” said Rep. Long. “I have always ... Read more »

FCC doles out $6 million in CAF II funds for rural broadband in southwest Missouri

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CASSVILLE, MO – Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for awarding more than $6 million in funding to Barry Technology Services in Cassville, Missouri, to expand broadband service delivering Gigabit speeds. The funding is part of the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction, which is one of many efforts by the FCC to expand broadband in u... Read more »

Long introduces bill aimed at improving broadband infrastructure in rural America

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Billy Long (MO-7) and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement after H.R. 3869, 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,” sai... Read more »

Long tours new Springfield Veteran Affairs medical clinic

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Today, Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) toured the Springfield Veteran Affairs (VA) medical clinic. This brand new facility serves an average of 200 veterans per day and offers a wide array of services including primary care, mental health, lab services, radiology, and endoscopy. In addition to these and other services, the clinic plans to offer dental services in the near future. ... Read more »