Education

Long thanks local educator for years of public service while visiting Webb City High School

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after visiting Webb City High School: “Today, I had the privilege of stopping by Webb City High School during an Environmental Science class taught by Wayne Smith to talk about my work on the Energy and Commerce Committee,” said Rep. Long. “These bright, young students make me confident that our country’s future is in good hands. I can’... Read more »

Long comments on the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

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– Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018. This bill funds critical federal functions, such as law enforcement and infrastructure while reducing wasteful spending on unnecessary programs, such as programs that promote Obamacare.“Today, the House passed H.R. 3354, the Make America ... Read more »

Long votes to make America secure again

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018.“Today I voted in favor of providing for our military, securing the border, maintaining nuclear security and supporting the nation’s waterways infrastructure,” said Rep. Billy Long. “The Make America Secure Appropriations Act will decrease our dependence on ... Read more »

Rep. Long demands withdrawal of Administration's transgender bathroom directive

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) this week joined other House Republican colleagues in demanding President Obama withdraw his administration’s recent directive threatening denial of federal supplemental funds and other potential repercussions to local school districts who don’t allow students to use their bathroom of choice without regard for their gender.“It would seem the Obama administration feel... Read more »

Long announces MO-7 Congressional Art Competition winners

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SPRINGFIELD –Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) has announced this year’s top prize winners from Missouri’s Seventh District in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students. Kelsey Thornton from McDonald County High School has taken first place for her colored pencil drawing entitled, “Grandpa’s Garden Gospel.” She will be invited to attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C., to ... Read more »

Long Leaves Behind ‘No Child Left Behind', Votes for Reform & State, Local Control

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday, 218-213, to reform No Child Left Behind with H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. This reform bill would reduce federal influence in education and empower state and local education programs. “Federal funds have poured into the education system over the decades with minimal result. The federal takeover in educational programs has only led us to have 38... Read more »

Long Welcomes Congressional Art Competition Winner

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U.S. Rep. Billy Long welcomed Katelyn Clark, winner of the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition for Missouri’s Seventh District, to Washington Wednesday. Katelyn’s pencil drawing, entitled My Sanity, has been hung in the halls of the U.S. Capitol along with other winning works from across the nation. In addition to winning the district competition, Katelyn’s work won the People’s Choice Awar... Read more »

Long, House Vote to Repeal Obamacare Tax, Review Panel

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U.S. Representative Billy Long voted with the House of Representatives to pass two bills repealing select Obamacare provisions. H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015 would repeal Obamacare’s 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015 would repeal the Obamacare-established Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) for ... Read more »