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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,”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Congressman Long Hosts Annual Fishing Dreams Event for Veterans

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Branson, MO – Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) issued the following statement following his Annual Fishing Dreams for Veterans event.  “It has always been one of my greatest honors as a Congressman, to celebrate and thank our nation’s veterans,” Congressman Long said.“These brave men and women left their homes and families to fight for our country. It is because of their…

Rep. Long Submits Discharge Petition to Force a Vote to End Military Vaccine Mandate

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Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) issued the following statement regarding his discharge petition to stop the military vaccine mandate: “Forcing the fighting men and women of our Armed Forces to get the COVID vaccine is utter insanity,” Congressman Long said. "Right now up to 30% of our service members are not vaccinated but the pentagon claims they are doing it for military…

Congressman Long's Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act Passes the House

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Today, H.R. 4028, the Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act, sponsored by Representative Billy Long (R-MO) and cosponsored by Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Darren Soto (D-FL) passed the House of Representatives. "I am thrilled that this bipartisan piece of legislation has passed the House of…

Long Reacts to President Biden’s Department of Justice Targeting Parents

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Congressman Billy Long made the following statement regarding Attorney General Merrick Garland’s directive instructing the Department of Justice to target parents. “Critical Race Theory should not be taught in schools. Period. It's no wonder protests against this radical far-left theory have sprung up across the United States and rightfully so. The Attorney General fails to cite a single…

Representatives Long and Castor Introduce Bipartisan National Voter Registration Day Resolution

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Today, Representative Long (MO-07) and Representative Castor (FL-14) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing September 28, 2021, as National Voter Registration Day. “Voting is the backbone of our democracy. When people vote, they are doing their civic duty to elect people who will best represent them at all levels of government. Voting gives the people the power to change…