National Defense

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 “Veterans Transplant Coverage Act,” and joined a con... Read more »

Long: FBI's 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 demanding honesty at federal ... Read more »

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 administration has sidestepped Congr... Read more »

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 life and the freedoms we hold dea... Read more »

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 from reaching its fullest possible capacit... Read more »

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 they’ll receive the compensation they wer... Read more »

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 U.S.Overall, these three bills demand that the White... Read more »

Long responds to Supreme Court's 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 from the EPA’s unbridled encroachment. I have had s... Read more »

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 to acquire certifications from C... Read more »

Long statement on 2016 State of the Union address

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address:“The best part of tonight’s State of the Union was when the President was entering the chamber and I reminded him of the devastating floods we’ve had in Missouri. When I asked for his help, he said that he was just talking with Senator Blunt about that. When Senator Blunt walk... Read more »