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  • Blaine's Bulletin: Recognizing Mother's Day
    Posted in Columns on April 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health-Care

    Life brings many twists, turns, ups and downs to all of us. Many of us have experienced a mother, sister, daughter, or friend who has been diagnosed with, suffered from, and bravely fought against breast cancer. With Mother’s Day approaching, I was again reminded about the importance of women’s health, access to health-care, and the critical need to prevent and cure breast cancer. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Getting Our Country On a Path to Fiscal Sanity
    Posted in Columns on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Whether I am traveling around the 3rd District or meeting with constituents in Washington, one common-theme I hear is that you are rightfully concerned about the nation’s spending. I agree with you: our nation’s spending is unacceptably high. That’s why this week, I’d like to dive a little bit deeper into the true drivers of government spending and how we can get our country back on a path to fiscal sanity. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Bringing Missouri Commonsense to Washington
    Posted in Columns on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration , Taxes

    It’s been a busy few weeks in Missouri and Washington. After celebrating Easter with my family in St. Elizabeth, I hit the road to meet with folks on the ground to listen to their concerns and bring some Missouri commonsense back to Washington. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Updating You With What is Happening in Washington and the 3rd District
    Posted in Columns on April 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration , Financial Services

    This week’s bulletin will touch on three very different issues: the failure of our nation’s immigration officials to enforce the law, a new rule from the Labor Department that will restrict access to investment advice for many Americans, and the upcoming Congressional Art Competition. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Standing Up for the Nation's Most Vulnerable Population
    Posted in Columns on April 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life/Family

    Three years ago, a Pennsylvania jury convicted Kermit Gosnell of three counts of murder for delivering and then killing infants born alive. Nearly one year ago, we first saw the inhumane Planned Parenthood videos. It is important that we not put these events behind us, but, instead, use these somber anniversaries as a reminder that the fight to protect the unborn is a worthy one that we must carry on every single day. We have all been blessed with the gift of life, and it is incumbent upon us to continue to stand up for the rights of our world’s most vulnerable population, the unborn. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code
    Posted in Columns on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Tax day is around the corner and with it comes a reminder that our tax code remains far too complicated for most Americans. I have long believed that Americans need a tax system that rewards hard-work, investment, and innovation. As it stands now, our nearly 75,000 page tax code is a nightmare. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Keeping You Informed
    Posted in Columns on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Winter came late this year, but it seems that spring is arriving right on time. With the beginning of spring, Capitol Hill kicks into high gear with busy legislative days, hearings, meetings, and having the opportunity to talk with many folks in the 3rd District. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Protecting the Second Amendment
    Posted in Columns on March 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    Our founding fathers, early lawmakers, and the American people of the late 1700s believed the right to keep and bear arms was so important that they enshrined it as the Second Amendment to the Constitution. In fact, the only amendment that precedes it in the Bill of Rights is the First Amendment, which, as you know, guarantees freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to peaceably assemble. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Celebrating National Agriculture Week
    Posted in Columns on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Whenever I meet with farmers and ranchers, I remind them that agriculture is an “under the radar” industry. While each and every day more than 300 million Americans rely upon our nation’s farmers and ranchers for a safe, abundant, and affordable supply of food, fiber, and fuel, agriculture does not get a lot of mainstream attention. This is likely due to the fact that more and more Americans are multiple generations removed from the farm, and because our nation’s agricultural producers do such a great job day in and day out. Unfortunately, many of our farmers and ranchers have grown accustomed to only receiving mainstream attention when something goes wrong and there is a disruption to the supply of agricultural products. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Celebrating the History of Lincoln University
    Posted in Columns on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    While many outside of our area only know Jefferson City as Missouri’s capital, it has a rich history beyond that of being the seat of state government. That’s why, as our nation celebrates Black History Month as it does each February, this week’s bulletin is dedicated to a Jefferson City institution of higher learning: Lincoln University. Read more

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