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  • Blaine’s Bulletin: President’s Day
    Posted in Columns on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    American history is often defined by who leads our country, and every four years we the people have an opportunity to choose new leadership for our nation. Once elected, the forty-five men who served as President of the United States no longer represented themselves but symbolized the strength and perseverance of America. This President’s Day, we recognize those who have cultivated the country we know today. Each President is known for his strengths and weaknesses, wins and losses, yet each inde... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: State of the Union
    Posted in Columns on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union Address this week, urging Congress to “reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution -- and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.” I viewed the speech as a much-needed reminder of why we should all be proud to be American. “As we have seen, when we are united, we can make astonishing strides for our country,” said President Trump. Over the last two years our nation has proven t... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: American Heart Month
    Posted in Columns on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Each year 14,000 Missourians lose their lives to a disease that is 80% preventable. 14,000 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, neighbors, friends and loved ones lives were cut short. Devastatingly, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Missouri and the number one killer worldwide. To put that in perspective, cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer, combined. With modern advancements in diagnosing and treatment, we are seeing increasing... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Valentines for Veterans
    Posted in Columns on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    As Missourians we are extremely proud of the nearly half a million veterans who call the great state of Missouri home. 52,000 of those veterans reside right here in the third congressional district. These brave men and women are national heroes who dedicated their lives to protect our uniquely American freedoms and keep our families safe. Throughout the year, my staff and I have the honor of welcoming veterans from mid-Missouri to our nation’s Capital where they have the opportunity to visit the... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Every Life Matters
    Posted in Columns on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    The gift of life is an inherent right bestowed on each and every human being at the moment of conception. As your Congressman, it is my responsibility to fight for Missouri values and protect the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn. Throughout my time in Congress I have fought for the right to life, consistently supporting pro-life legislation and pro-life causes. Abortion targets our most vulnerable population and it is simply impossible to comprehend the number of lives that were ne... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Secure Our Border
    Posted in Columns on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Our Founding Fathers correctly believed imposing new laws on the people should only occur after careful thought, rigorous debate, and responsible compromise. When the government is divided between political parties, compromise becomes even more important. Unfortunately, with this current divided government, compromise has taken a backseat to hyperbole and political expediency. Over the last week Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer have repeatedly disparaged and ridiculed the President and those w... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: New Year, New Congress, Same Priorities
    Posted in Columns on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Facing a new year, a new Congress, and changing realities in the United States House of Representatives, I headed back to Washington D.C. this week to be sworn in for the 116th Congress. It is truly an honor to represent the people of Missouri’s third district for another term, and I’m excited for the new opportunities and challenges 2019 will bring! Despite the changes in Congress, my priorities remain steadfast. Protecting Missourians and Americans across the nation will continue to be my numb... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: The True Meaning of Christmas
    Posted in Columns on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    From last minute Christmas shopping, to decorating the tree, to putting the finishing touches on our Christmas menus, December is often the busiest time of year for families in Missouri and across the nation. With a bustling house full of grandkids and increasing pressure to have beautiful gifts under the Christmas tree, I always urge my family to take a step back and appreciate the true meaning of the Christmas season. Getting wrapped up in the expectations and pressures of Christmas can be ove... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: The Farm Bill is Headed to the President’s Desk
    Posted in Columns on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    This holiday season, families across America will gather around the table to enjoy wonderful holiday meals with their loved ones. As Americans, we are very fortunate to enjoy access to the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. During this season of reflection and thankfulness we must remember the hardworking farmers who work day in and day out to put food on our tables and in our grocery stores. Over the last few years, Missouri’s nearly 100,000 farms have faced drought conditions a... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Honoring the Life and Legacy of President George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Columns on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    With temperatures near freezing in Washington D.C., thousands of Americans waited in hours-long lines for the opportunity to pay their final respects to President George Herbert Walker Bush this week. Lying in state in the United States Capitol rotunda is a rare honor afforded to a select few Americans who served our nation. President Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, earned the honor at least eight times over. His son, President George W. Bush said it best, “Dad taught us th... Read more

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