National Defense

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…

ICYMI: Long supports legislation for Veterans, active duty troops in Congress

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‘In Case You Missed It’ – Congressman Billy Long (R-Springfield) recently supported policies and initiatives to support active duty troops, our veterans, and their families in the House of Representatives. Rep. Long supported the passage of H.R. 5588, the “Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) Act,” co-sponsored H.R. 5734, the…

Long: FBIs decision on Clinton unthinkable

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s announcement Tuesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not receive criminal charges for her mishandling of classified national security information:“The American people deserve better than a justice system that looks the other way rather than…

Long statement on SCOTUS immigration ruling

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rendered their decision on United States v. Texas, which has blocked the Obama Administration’s executive actions granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.“I truly appreciate the Supreme Court upholding our democratic policymaking process,” said Rep. Long. “This…

Long statement on passage of FY 2017 Defense Appropriations bill

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement following the passage of H.R. 5293, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act” for Fiscal Year 2017, which ensures strategic military readiness, maintains America’s technological advantage, and improves quality-of-life programs for our troops.“Our troops risk everything to defend the American way of…

Long statement on troubling net neutrality decision

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement following the D.C. Circuit Court’s issued opinion on the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules.“The decision not to hold the commission accountable for multiple systematic flaws and legal failings these rules represent is truly disappointing,” Rep. Long said. “These regulations will hold the internet back…

Long: NDAA vital to military readiness, troop compensation

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) this Wednesday supported the passage of H.R. 4909, “the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)” for Fiscal Year 2017. This bill provides crucial baseline funding and authorities for improving efficiency and restoring readiness to America’s Armed Forces.“When American troops put their lives on the line, they deserve to know…

Long supports series of bills to strengthen U.S. security, combat terrorist travel

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement following the passage of the “National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act,” the “Foreign Fighter Review Act,” and the “Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Reform and Improvement Act,” a series of bills to strengthen national security and stamp out terrorist travel to the…

Long responds to Supreme Courts stay of Clean Power Plan

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a stay of the administration’s Clean Power Plan:“This is a major blow to the administration’s dangerous regulatory agenda,”said Rep. Long. “The court’s stay verifies the work we’ve been doing in Congress to protect our energy providers and their customers…

Long supports action to rein in Iran nuclear deal, suppress reckless sanction relief

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today voted in favor of “The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act,” which restricts the president’s ability to remove sanctions on bad actors in Iran – like Bank Saderat or the National Iranian Oil Company, which have been known to facilitate money transfers to terror groups and the current regime.This bill requires the administration…