Small Business

House passes trade legislation, Long's ‘ENFORCE' provisions

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) supported the House’s passage of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Conference Report. This legislation streamlines trade facilitation procedures, modernizes Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) automated systems, and fights currency manipulation.Additionally, this bill includes language from Rep. Long’s Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs E... Read more »

Long votes to strengthen Visa Waiver Program

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) voted for H.R. 158, “the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” of 2015, which addresses the vulnerabilities of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This legislation requires VWP participant countries to provide counterterrorism information and other critical intelligence, while allowing the suspension of high risk countries and denying VWP status for... Read more »

Long votes to revive improved Export-Import Bank

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-7) voted to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank today (Ex-Im Bank) in the House of Representatives. H.R. 3611, “The Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015,” will extend the banks charter through September 30, 2019, and continue as an important booster of American export companies and the jobs they support.“Ex-Im Bank is one of the few government pr... Read more »

Long: NDAA veto ‘neglects' national security duties, proper respect for troops

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement following President Obama’s veto of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes resources that are vital to U.S. military operations, troop preparedness, and our national defense. This year’s NDAA also included pay increases for U.S. Armed Forces servicemen and women.“The safety of our nation and fair compensat... Read more »

Long Votes to Rein in ‘Major', Costly Regulations

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U.S. Representative Billy Long voted Tuesday in favor of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, aiding House passage, 243-165. “The House has taken action to strengthen its constitutional power of checks and balances with the REINS Act. Major government agency rules impose heavy burdens on our economy and strap business down with red tape. Since 2009, 492 ‘major’ rules... Read more »