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  • Blaine's Bulletin: National Agriculture Week
    Posted in Columns on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week, Washington D.C. was abuzz with visitors from across the country. From school groups to credit unions to farmers, I met with dozens of Missourians to learn more about their missions and discuss their policy priorities. Missouri is home to nearly 100,000 farms totaling more than 28 million acres of farmland. Contributing $88 billion annually to Missouri’s economy, agriculture is the number one industry in our state and represents the livelihood of nearly half a million Missourians. This... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Women’s History Month
    Posted in Columns on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor the trailblazing women presently in our lives and those who came before. For more than three decades, March has been designated as Women’s History Month, providing an annual reminder of the amazing contributions of women throughout American history. Nearly a century after women were guaranteed the right to vote, I am honored to serve alongside a historic number of women in Congress. This includes two fellow Missourians, Congresswoman Ann Wagner an... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Columns on March 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Many of us remember the old Schoolhouse Rock cartoon that has taught so many children how “just a bill” can become a law: the House of Representatives and Senate pass a bill which then gets sent to the President’s desk where he either signs the bill into law or vetoes it. Thanks to our system of checks and balances, if the bill is vetoed, the legislative branch has the chance to override the Presidential veto with two thirds vote in both the House and Senate, which is extremely rare. Unfortunate... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: America's Future Agricultural Leaders
    Posted in Columns on February 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    One of the most common questions asked of children is “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Depending on the child and their age, you’ll hear a very different answers from “a princess” to “a doctor” to “a firefighter” to “the President” and even “a farmer.” In Missouri, we have a booming agricultural economy employing more than 400,000 people across the state and bringing in more than $88 billion dollars a year. Each and every day Americans across the nation enjoy a safe and abundant food s... Read more

  • 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

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