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Blaine’s Bulletin: Missouri’s Mental Health

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We are all too well aware of the toll the coronavirus crisis has taken on our country, but it has been more than just physically. The economic fallout from this pandemic has put the mental health of Americans across the nation at risk. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this year it is more important than ever to acknowledge the need for mental health among Missourians. While the actual viru... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Memorial Day

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Every year on the last Monday of May, our nation celebrates Memorial Day to honor the lives of the brave men and women of the United States military who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. We have been blessed to live in the freest country in the world, and it is all thanks to these fallen heroes and our veterans. Memorial Day gives Missourians and Americans across the country the o... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update & National Police Week

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Last week, Missouri began the first phase of reopening and life is starting to go back to normal. Most businesses are open, children’s sports will be starting up again, people are out and about, and our state is rebuilding. The last few months have been difficult as we shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus, but we are well on our way to getting Missouri back up and running. I know this healt... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Teacher Appreciation Week

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This week we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week – a week that has taken on a whole new meaning this year with Missouri schools closing due to coronavirus. This health crisis has posed many challenges, and our children’s education is no exception. To slow the spread of the virus, the Governor announced in April that our schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year, requi... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus and Reopening Update

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While the last few months have been trying as we have stayed home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri is on the path to safely reopening. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) got back up and running this week to help businesses across the nation pay workers and stay afloat. And, with testing now widely available to people who need it and encouraging numbers being reported by the Misso... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

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For more than a month now, the coronavirus has caused normal life to stall for the majority of Missourians and our economy. Children have been home from school, many businesses have been closed, and our medical community has been working around the clock to fight this virus and keep us healthy. Many Missouri businesses, our favorite restaurants, barber shops, florists and bakeries, have been devas... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: The 3rd District Comes Together

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This week, I was honored to be named to President Trump’s Opening Up America Again Congressional Group. The Administration and our medical community have worked tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and the appreciation we feel for our medical professionals and first responders who put their lives on the line everyday cannot be overstated. As we continue taking measures to keep... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Easter

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This Sunday we will celebrate the holiest day of the year: Easter. While logistics of this special day may be a little bit different this year, the message of Easter and our faith remain more important than ever. The coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation for this country, but the Easter season is a great time for us to pray for the health and safety of America and the world and be tha... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update Part IV

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There has been a lot of talk about the CARES Act, the bill was signed into law last week. News about what is in it, or not it, is coming at us 24 hours a day. The headlines about checks from the Treasury or billions of dollars of loans to businesses sheds some light on what the new law entails, but people I talk to here in Missouri want to know: how does this bill help your family and where can yo... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update Part III

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There is no shortage of commentary and media reports on the ongoing pandemic that has confined many of us to our homes and restricted most of our day-to-day to interactions. However, there is often a difference between “news” and information. Please remember you can find fact-based information from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services athealth.mo.gov and from the Centers for Disea... Read more »