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Blaine’s Bulletin: Small Business Recovery Continues

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Small businesses are the perfect example of the notion that with hard work, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible in America. They have always played a unique role in our local economy and have been a major source of jobs in our communities. Just like all of us, this year has been extremely difficult for small businesses. But these entrepreneurs have gotten creative a... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation projects that over 260,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Here in Missouri, breast cancer has the fourth highest incidence and mortality rate of all cancers, and it claims more women’s lives than any other form of cancer except for skin cancer. Education, early detection and regular screenings are critical for staying healthy and potentially sav... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Recovery Efforts Continue

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Taxpayer-funded government checks and amnesty for illegal immigrants; $600 million decrease in funding for American law enforcement; legalized ballot harvesting nationwide; taxpayer bailouts for mismanaged state and local governments that had billion dollar deficits prior to coronavirus; and taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. These are just some of the outrageous items included in Speaker Pe... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Filling the Seat

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s decades of public service left a lasting impact on America. Regardless of a person’s political views, the vast majority of Americans respect and appreciate the late Justice’s service to our country. It is my hope the judge who takes her place on the bench will receive the same respect. This is a pivotal time in our country, and President Trump now has the responsibili... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Commitment to America

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2020 has been a trying year. The coronavirus has taken American lives, shuttered businesses, caused children to fall behind in school and forced hardworking Americans who have lost their jobs to wonder how they will pay the rent and put food on the table. But we are a resilient nation, and despite the difficulties we have faced this year I have faith we will come back stronger than ever. House Rep... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: National Recovery Month

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Substance abuse and mental health issues affect millions of American families nationwide, and unfortunately, Missouri is no exception. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s 2018 data, 128 Americans pass away each day from an opioid overdose, and we lose another 123 Americans to suicide each day. As shocking as these statistics are, the numbers are projected to be even worse due to th... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

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Nineteen years ago today at 8:46 A.M., terrorists flew a highjacked plane of Americans into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. By 10:03 that morning, three more planes had crashed into the South Tower, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA. This was not only the most deadly terrorist attack ever to take place on American soil, but one of the most deadly terrorist attacks to... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Labor Day

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For most of us, Labor Day Weekend means the end of the summer. We use the long weekend to spend time with our families and cook hotdogs and hamburgers in the backyard before the leaves start to turn and we settle into another school year. But the origin of Labor Day has a deeper meaning. The first Monday of September was officially declared “Labor Day” by President Grover Cleveland in 1894 to cele... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Back to School

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This was the first week back to school for many students in the Third District. Since our state’s schools closed in April parents, students, and teachers have all stepped up to adapt to distance learning and ensure our kids don’t fall behind. While learning from home was an acceptable alternative as we began understanding the virus and preparing our response, Missouri’s numbers have dramatically i... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: The Postal Service

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Of the numerous services the federal government provides, the United States Post Office (USPS) is one of the very few actually named in the Constitution. Our founders fully understood the importance of a national postal service and left no doubt that it should be a priority. Throughout my time in Congress, I have supported the Postal Service and continue to be especially supportive of helping our ... Read more »