Columns

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Blaine's Bulletin: Recognizing the 50 Year Anniversary of Our Nation's Interstate System
    Posted in Columns on August 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Transportation, in particular our nation’s roads and highways, affect the daily lives of every American. For example, many in the 3rd District recognize 1-70 as a vital interstate you take to get to work, to appointments, and a crucial artery running through the State from St. Louis to Kansas City. Read more

  • Getting America Back on Track
    Posted in Columns on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    On any given day that the House is in session, my schedule consists of meeting with constituents from the 3rd District, attending hearings on the House Financial Services and Small Business Committees, and going to the floor of the House of Representatives to listen to and debate legislation and cast votes on various bills. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Reforming Housing Policies Across America
    Posted in Columns on August 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    There’s an old saying about laws and sausages: you don’t want to see how they are made. As somebody who raised hogs for many years, I can tell you that making sausage can be a lot more satisfying than making laws on a lot of days. So, a question that I am frequently asked is what is the trick to getting a piece of legislation signed into law? There isn’t a clear cut formula and the process can oftentimes be frustrating, especially when you are trying to make substantive changes to government programs that have gone unchecked for generations. Our founders didn’t want it to be easy to pass laws, though. That’s why they crafted a deliberate system in Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution requiring the House, Senate, and president to act. This week, I’ll do my best to outline how a major bill to reform many of our nation’s housing policies and programs made its way through each step of the process over the last year. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Constituent Services
    Posted in Columns on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    While many weeks I write about what I’ve been working on in Washington or what I’m hearing from folks as I travel around Missouri, this week I want to take a moment and let you know what my staff has been up to in the 3rd District and also about an opportunity for high school students in the district. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Protecting the Safety of Americans
    Posted in Columns on July 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration , Defense/Homeland Security

    National security and issues related to the safety of Americans have been at the forefront of many discussions I’ve had with our fellow Missourians lately. Whether it is regarding the terrorist attacks happening across the world, the recent anniversary of the troubling and poorly crafted Iran Nuclear deal, or events that have happened here in Missouri – the level of concern about our nation’s security seems to be increasing by the day. Read more

  • A Better Way: Part VI
    Posted in Columns on July 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    For the last five weeks, the bulletin has focused on the Better Way agenda which is six different bold ideas for a confident America. This week’s topic is the last section of the Better Way agenda, but it’s one that I hear about all the time: fixing our broken tax code. Read more

  • A Better Way: Part V
    Posted in Columns on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health-Care

    48. 3,775. $1.058 trillion. These aren’t random numbers: they represent different directions for our health-care system. The first number represents what our health-care system could be. The other two are the crushing costs of Obamacare. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: A Better Way Part IV
    Posted in Columns on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Our U.S. Constitution

    Article I of the United States Constitution vests all legislative powers in Congress and Article II charges the president with faithfully executing those laws. In plain language, Congress writes the laws and the president enforces them. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: A Better Way to Grow the Economy
    Posted in Columns on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    In just one day in the month of June, there were 321 pages of federal regulations that were released by the Obama Administration. Read more

  • A Better Way: Part II
    Posted in Columns on June 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense/Homeland Security

    Last week’s bulletin was the first in a six week series, called A Better Way, focusing on bold policy solutions to get our nation back on track. Following on last week’s discussion of poverty, this week’s focus is all about national security – a topic which is frequently brought up to me as I travel around the district. What I hear from you is the need to keep America strong in an ever-changing worldwide landscape that includes multiple adversaries around the globe. Read more

Legislation Search
2440 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-2956 tel (202) 225-5712 fax
image description
2117 Missouri Boulevard Jefferson City, Mo., 65109 (573) 635-7232 tel (573) 635-8347 fax
image description
113 East Pearce Boulevard Wentzville, Mo., 63385 (636) 327-7055 tel
image description
516 Jefferson St. Washington, MO 63090 (636) 239-2276 tel (636) 239-0478 fax
image description