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  • Blaine’s Bulletin: October District Work Period
    Posted in Columns on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Over Congress’ October work period, I spent a very productive two weeks in Missouri’s Third District meeting with constituents. From home builders to medical technology professionals to families continuing to struggle with the effects of the devastating flooding over the summer, I met with a whole host of Missourians. I even spent a little time at the county jail. I had the opportunity to meet with the Missouri Home Builders Association to discuss the economy and importance of home building in M... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Time to Pass USMCA
    Posted in Columns on October 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    On November 30, 2018, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, commonly called the USMCA. The trilateral agreement was designed to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA with a modern trade deal that recognizes the technological advancements of the past two decades and creates a fairer playing field for U.S. workers, manufacturers, farmers, and small businesses. With a projected impact of 176,000 new job... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Impeachment Agenda
    Posted in Columns on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    “The government both in the executive and the legislative branches must carry out in good faith the platforms upon which the party was entrusted with power. But the government is that of the whole people; the party is the instrument through which policies are determined and men chosen to bring them into being. The animosities of elections should have no place in our government, for government must concern itself alone with the common weal.” When George Washington spoke those words, he was warnin... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: We the People
    Posted in Columns on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” This week marks 232 years since our founding fathers signed the United States Constitution. Serving as the framework for our young nation, this document protects the unali... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: We Will Never Forget
    Posted in Columns on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week, our nation honored the 2,977 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Eighteen years later, the death toll is still rising. It is expected that deaths resulting from 9/11-related illnesses will soon exceed those who perished on that fateful day in 2001. More than 10 times the number of NYPD officers who died on September 11th have passed away in the 18 years since. Just last month, President Donald Trump signed into law legislation to permanently authorize the September 11th... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: August District Work Period
    Posted in Columns on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    With Congress out of session in August, I had the opportunity to travel throughout Missouri’s Third District to meet with constituents and visit hospitals, first responders, farms, and small businesses, just to name a few. There is a misconception that while not in Washington DC, Congress is not working – that “recess” equates to nothing getting done. This couldn’t be further from the truth. District work periods are the most meaningful and rewarding aspects of representative government. This ti... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Celebrating Hardworking Americans
    Posted in Columns on August 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Throughout our nation’s history, American workers have been the driving force behind its growth and success. Our country is built on American grit and the pride of a hard day’s work. Without the notion of hard work, innovation, and motivation of our workforce, America would not be the country it is today. As we head into Labor Day weekend, I hope we can all celebrate the successes of our fellow Americans. Just a few years ago, I lamented the economic struggle that was facing our middle class, in... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Back to School
    Posted in Columns on August 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    As summer begins to wind down, students across the Third Congressional District of Missouri are heading back-to-school for an exciting year filled with learning and growth. Our students are the future of this great nation, and I am constantly blown away by their accomplishments. This spring, I had the honor of congratulating more than 9,000 graduates from high schools across the district. There are few prouder moments in a young person’s life than graduation, and I wish them all the best as they... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Resources for Rebuilding and Planning for the Future
    Posted in Columns on August 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    For far too many months, historic flooding has been the talk of the town in communities across the great state of Missouri. As Missourians continue to showcase their resilience in the aftermath of these disasters, I am doing everything in my power to ensure my constituents have the resources they need to continue rebuilding. In July, President Donald Trump swiftly approved disaster assistance for Missouri’s hardest hit counties, with the support of the entire Missouri Congressional delegation. T... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: An Opportunity to Serve
    Posted in Columns on August 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    America’s future generations are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. Depending upon whether you’re asking a child or a teenager, answers will vary from “a princess” to “a firefighter” to “a lawyer” or even “the President.” However, as we prepare America’s children for the future, when is the last time someone asked them, “how will you serve your country?” From volunteering in your local community to running for elected office to serving in the armed forces, service can embody a d... Read more

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