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Long tours areas in southwest Missouri devastated by Wednesday night's storms

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CARL JUNCTION, MO – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today released the following statement after touring areas in southwest Missouri that were severely damaged during Wednesday night’s storms: “First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude to all of the volunteers that have turned out to assist and support those affected by this devastating tornado in Carl Junction,” said Rep. Long. “Today, I ... Read more »

Long congratulates Ozark High School student for winning the 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition for Missouri’s 7th Congressional District

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SPRINGFIELD – Today, Congressman Long (R-MO) recognized Ozark High School student, Skylar Schafer, for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Skylar Schafer’s winning selection is a watercolor painting entitled, “Missouri Barn.” Schafer’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with other artwork winners from across the country. She will have the opportunity to c... Read more »

Long reintroduces bill to protect homeowners on Table Rock Lake

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) reintroduced legislation to protect homeowners on Table Rock Lake from being forced by the Army Corps of Engineers to remove existing structures on their property that conflict with the lake's new boundary lines. Numerous homeowners around Table Rock Lake have structures on their property, such as retaining walls, steps and decks that have been pres... Read more »

Long signs discharge petition to protect innocent lives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today signed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition. If the petition receives 218 signatures, after seven legislative days it will be discharged from the House Rules Committee and will be brought to the floor for a vote. The Congressman released the following statement after signing the petition: “The Born Alive Act is ... Read more »

ICYMI: It’s not too late to submit an original piece of artwork for this year’s 38th annual congressional art competition

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – This year marks the 38thannual high school art competition held by the Congressional Institute that allows students from all across the country to showcase their artistic talents by submitting an original piece of artwork. Here in Missouri’s 7th Congressional District, once students have submitted their artwork the pieces are judged by a panel made up of local artists who will se... Read more »

Reps. Long, Wittman, Matsui, Lowenthal Introduce the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act to Reduce Emissions & Promote Clean Air

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Billy Long (R-MO), Rob Wittman (R-VA), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2019 to reauthorize DERA, a program where emissions-reducing strategies are deployed to promote clean air, healthier communities, and protecting the environment. Emissions from older, dirtier diesel engines, which can ope... Read more »

Long comments on the recent college admissions scam

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement regarding the recent college admissions scam: “My heart aches for the students who over the years have done their very best by studying hard, training and piling on the extracurricular activities only to miss out on being admitted to the colleges they worked their entire lives to get into due to undeserving applicants... Read more »

Empowering women for a better future

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I don’t know if Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing it on purpose or if it’s just a function of more and more women serving in Congress, but during the month of March, Women’s History Month, it seems like every time I look up there is a woman in the Speaker's chair serving as Speaker Pro-Tem. On March 8, Congresswoman Deb Haaland made history by being the first Native American woman to serve as Speaker ... Read more »

Democrats pass the first of many bills to reduce Second Amendment rights

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This week, the Democratic controlled House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, an effort at gun control that failed to include any conservative ideas. Democrats claim H.R. 8 would reduce gun violence by expanding background checks and requiring the transfer of firearms between individuals and a federally licensed firearm (FFL) dealer only. In reality this bill would only take away the rights of law-... Read more »

Long’s reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union address: “The last two years under President Trump have been nothing short of a success,” said Rep. Long. “Hardworking Americans are taking home more of their paychecks, the unemployment rate remains low and thousands of jobs continue to be added to the economy each month. To... Read more »