Small Business

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 awarded the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award

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In recognition of his commitment to protect small businesses, U.S. Rep. Billy Long received the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award.“I am honored to be given the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award,” Long said. “Before becoming a Congressman, I was a small business owner. With that background, I have a better understanding of the hardships small bu... Read more »

Long attends expansion site groundbreaking, underscores commitment to local manufacturers, jobs

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) today issued the following statement after attending the groundbreaking of JRI Industries’ major facility expansion project in Springfield’s Partnership Industrial Center West:“It’s an honor to represent the hard-working folks here in the Ozarks who keep our local economies strong,” said Rep. Long.“It was exciting to attend today’s groundbreaking of this soon to be 6... Read more »

Long supports passage of landmark mental health legislation

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today following the House’s passage of H.R. 2646, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” the most meaningful mental health policy reform in decades.“This legislation will prove to be vital in bringing hope to those suffering from mental illnesses and their families,” said Rep. Long. “With new structural reforms in place to ... Read more »

Long supports bills to increase IRS accountability, transparency

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) voted this tax week in support of four bills to increase transparency and accountability at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Following passage of the “IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act” (H.R. 4885), the “No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act” (H.R. 1206), the “Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act” (H.R. 3724), and a bill to ban payment of bo... 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 supports small internet provider flexibility, 21st Century broadband for rural America

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today following the passage of H.R. 4596, the “Small Business Broadband Deployment Act,” which ensures that small business broadband providers can devote time and resources to network expansion, rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements:“Today’s vote marks a victory for the 39 percent of rural Americans, including m... 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 »

Long opposes new executive actions against gun rights

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement following President Obama’s announcement of executive actions to restrict Second Amendment rights for law-abiding Americans:“After 7 years, it's certainly not a surprise that President Obama continues to treat the Constitution and the legislative powers it grants Congress as mere suggestions that he doesn’t need to follow,”said Rep. Lon... Read more »