National Defense

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 »

Long comments on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. This bill ensures the military has the strength it needs to carry out its mission of protecting our country.“For far too long our military has used outdated equipment when facing 21st century threats,” said Rep. Billy Long.“Ou... 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 comments on the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017.“The National Defense Authorization Act is vital to making sure that our men and women in uniform are taken care of and that our national security is adequately funded,” said Rep. Long. “My first priority is making sure that my constituents are safe, ... Read more »

Long comments on the passage of the final 21st Century Cures bill

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued a statement today following the passage of the final 21st Century Cures bill.“21st Century Cures is a bipartisan bill that will have a tremendous impact on medical research for many years to come,” said Rep. Long. “This piece of legislation, which includes my provision allowing for further communication between drug manufacturers and heath care professionals, ... Read more »

Long statement on the death of Fidel Castro

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today regarding the death of Dictator Fidel Castro.“With the death of Fidel Castro, I will not take this time to mourn a man who for years prohibited free speech, free press and executed and jailed many who spoke out against him,” said Rep. Long. “The president was right when he said the Cuban people have a ‘friend and partner in the Un... 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 »

ICYMI: Long supports House measures to combat terrorism, foreign fighters

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:In the wake of escalating threats in the Global War on Terror, Congressman Billy Long (R-Springfield) recently supported multiple legislative initiatives to strengthen America’s counterterrorism capacity and keep Americans safe, including:HR 5606, the “Anti-terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act”Enhances safe harbor provisions for information sharing among financial in... Read more »

Long: Delay OCH agreement termination until appeal decided

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) and Senator Roy Blunt (MO) today penned a bicameral letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt requesting that the agency delay the termination of their Medicare provider agreement with Ozarks Community Hospital (OCH) until the final result of the hospital’s appeal.“Hundreds of Southwest Missouri medical professiona... Read more »