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Blaine's Bulletin - Our Fallen Heroes

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This weekend, you may be headed to the lake, firing up the grill, or just taking a much-needed moment to relax. But Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend. Throughout our nation's main streets and in the hallowed grounds of our national cemeteries, take a pause to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Their selfless devotion to protecting…

Blaine’s Bulletin – Police Week

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Throughout our nation, over 800,000 sworn in police officers have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our communities. These men and women serve with dedication and valor, going above and beyond to ensure our safety every single day. Whether patrolling our neighborhoods, responding to emergencies, or providing support to those in need, their commitment to duty shines through in every…

Blaine’s Bulletin – Public Service Recognition Week

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Each year, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) honors the contributions of public servants at the local, state, and federal level tracing back to 1985. As we embark on this year’s Public Service Week, it’s an honor to spotlight the dedicated individuals who tirelessly serve our communities. With over 20 million Americans engaged in public service nationwide, part of that 20 million is…

Blaine’s Bulletin – America’s National Churchill Museum

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Nearly fifteen years ago, I introduced a House resolution recognizing the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, as America’s National Churchill Museum. I was excited for the opportunity to recognize this history right here in central Missouri. Last week, I had the pleasure of revisiting the campus and museum to engage in conversations…

Blaine’s Bulletin – Tax Day

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Tax Day, the height of the year for the IRS, and probably an item on your spring-cleaning list, came and went last Monday, April 15th. As we all scrambled to meet the April 15th deadline, it's evident that the aftermath of Tax Day brings a significant workload for hardworking IRS employees and honest taxpayers alike. No matter what side of it you’re on, you still had to file; no one was…

Blaine’s Bulletin – A Refusal To Lead Has Emboldened Our Adversaries

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It is widely known that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terror on earth. Through its proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah, it funds dozens of attacks on Israel and other U.S. allies every year. Over the weekend, Iran launched a direct attack on Israel by firing hundreds of missiles and drones with the goal of indiscriminately killing as many Israelis as possible. The Islamic…

Blaine's Bulletin: China's War On Taiwan And Our Economy

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One sunny Friday, you wake up and start your day like you always do. You pour yourself a cup of coffee and begin getting ready for work, take the kids to school, or start your daily duties. Your routine is interrupted by an emergency radio broadcast: “China has invaded Taiwan”. You go on to listen to the trade speculations made by the broadcasters, but this surely can’t affect you –…

Blaine’s Bulletin – Retire Biden’s Inflation

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Whether you were helping your parents on the family farm, dreaming of carrying on the family tradition one day or bagging groceries at the local supermarket, I’m sure we can all think back to our first job. The long hours and hard work and the eventual transition into what we chose as our career. Retirement often felt like a distant concept during our youth, as we diligently saved money…

Blaine’s Bulletin – Easter

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Mathew 28:6: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” It’s Good Friday which means Easter is upon us. Easter marks the most sacred time of the year for Christians, a time we take for self-reflection, devotion, and dedication to our faith. Each year, Easter holds a special place in my heart. It's a holiday filled with happiness, renewal,…

Blaine’s Bulletin – Biden Drains the SPR and Americans Wallets

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Imagine emptying your gas tank or kitchen cabinet to help fuel your toughest adversary, leaving you and your family without enough resources to get to work, school, or even feed your family. Unfortunately, you don't have to imagine it because this is the reality the Biden administration created when they drained our strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) to record lows while selling to…