Energy & Environment

Long comments on rolling back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan

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– Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.“I believe in an all-of-the-above energy approach but not at the expense of hardworking Americans,” said Rep. Long. “Today, President Trump made the right choice by rolling back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. This is the right move for our econo... Read more »

Long comments on the House passage of S. 810, which accelerates the construction of the Riverside Bridge Project

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement on the House passage of S. 810, which accelerates the construction of the Riverside Bridge project in Christian County. It now heads to the President’s desk for signature.“The Riverside Bridge project is one step closer to becoming a reality,” said Rep. Long. “The residents of Christian County have had to deal with the burdens of this b... Read more »

We need to clean up our streets and keep Americans safe

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.“People have enough to worry about these days,” said Rep. Billy Long. “We cannot tolerate violence in our streets by dangerous gangs, such as MS-13. Law abiding citizens deserve better. This common sense bill enhances public safety and removes criminal alien gan... Read more »

Long, Blunt announce lifting of permit moratorium at Table Rock Lake

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) and U.S. Representative Billy Long (Mo.) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will, on June 12, lift the permit moratorium for new and existing docks at Table Rock Lake. Blunt and Long included language in the Water Resources and Development Act, which was signed into law in December 2016, requiring the Corps to lift the moratorium and extend the comm... Read more »

Long introduces bill addressing Riverside Bridge rebuild

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) introduced a bill in the House today that addresses the Riverside Bridge project in Christian County. Congressman Long released the following statement:“For several years residents in Christian County have had to deal with a broken bridge that is vital to their everyday life,” said Rep. Long. “Today I introduced a bill in the House that will take the first step to fi... Read more »

Long votes to hold the VA accountable

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today regarding his vote on the VA Accountability First Act of 2017:“Our veterans deserve the best care available and by voting in favor of this bill, it gets us one step closer to accomplishing that goal,” said Rep. Long. “It’s important that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) be held accountable for their actions. By giving the V... Read more »

House passes Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

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– Today, the House of Representatives passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) and Senator Roy Blunt (MO) worked on language that was added to the WIIN Act that delays the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan for 2 years.“Senator Blunt and I have spent the last year talking with constituents and m... Read more »

Long statement on Obama administration's five-year plan for offshore oil and natural gas lease sales

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today following President Obama’s administration’s five-year plan for offshore oil and natural gas lease sales."This administration has proven time and time again that they would rather pass through last minute rules and regulations than go through Congress," said Rep. Long. "As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommitt... Read more »

House passes Long amendment to halt the Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan

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This week the House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) that delays the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan for 5 years.“After talking with constituents, it was clear to me that their main concern about the Shoreline Management Plan is that their voices are not being heard,” said Rep. Long. “My amendment address... Read more »

Rep. Long votes to support environmentally sound coal plants, curb EPA rule impact

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today following the passage of H.R. 3797, the "Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act, which ensures environmentally beneficial coal refuse-to-energy facilities put at risk by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules can continue cleanup projects in America's coal country.“Like all Americans relying heavily on... Read more »