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Blaine’s Bulletin: The National Guard

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As the oldest military force in our nation’s history, the National Guard dates back to the pre-Revolutionary War militias in the colonies. This year actually marks its 385th birthday. The National Guard seal features a Minuteman as a tribute to how quickly and effectively the National Guard can mobilize and respond to threats. Our state’s National Guard is over 11,000 troops strong with Missourian...

Blaine's Bulletin: FFA Week

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With 2/3 of our state covered in farmland and being home to the second highest number of farms in the nation, Missouri knows a little something about the agricultural business. Our state is home to generations of skilled ag producers who play a critical role in our local economies, job market and food supply chain. And with an $88 billion agriculture industry, Missouri is not only a major supplier...

Blaine's Bulletin: Black History Month

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Every February since 1976, America has come together to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of African Americans to our nation and its history. It was originally just a one-week celebration during the second week of February to celebrate the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist who spoke about his first-hand experience as a former slave, and Abraham Lincoln who changed ...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Presidents’ Day

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Presidents’ Day was originally created to observe the birthdays of two of our nation’s greatest Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And while it is now more of a holiday to celebrate all Americans who have served as President, it is also a good excuse to honor the memories and contributions of these great Americans who left such lasting impacts on this country. To say that President...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

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This year marks the 48th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Each January, tens of thousands of Americans from across the country gather in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the right to life and have their voices heard as they encourage Congress and government leaders to do everything in their power to protect the unborn. This year’s celebration of life h...

Blaine’s Bulletin: A Record Number of Executive Orders

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Well, that didn’t take long. After months of promising unity and pledging to be the President for every American in his inaugural address, it only took a few hours for President Biden to issue executive orders to appease the coastal far left at the expense of the middle of the country. The pursuit of American energy independence has had a massive impact on the U.S., creating good paying jobs, part...

Blaine's Bulletin: My Job Remains the Same

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On Wednesday morning President Trump and his wife Melania walked out of the White House and boarded Marine One on the south lawn, marking the end of the 45th Presidency of the United States. While much of the media attention surrounding the events focused on President Trump’s final speech, the impending inauguration happening just down Pennsylvania Avenue, or the cost of the First Lady’s outfit, I...

Blaine’s Bulletin: Overcoming Times of Challenge and Controversy

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” (Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963) While the circumstances we face today are much different than 1963, Dr. King’s words still ring true. Over the last year, our nation has endured more than our fair share of adversity. We have experienced a once in a...

Blaine’s Bulletin: We Will Rebuild

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In my June 26th Bulletin I wrote that our law enforcement officers “commit to a life where their own personal safety comes second to everyone around them. They put their lives on the line every single day and run directly into harm’s way when the rest of us are trying to get out of it.” I also wrote of the “chaos and danger created by lawlessness and mob rule.” Sadly, only seven months later we on...

Blaine’s Bulletin: New Year & COVID Package

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On December 21, Congress passed another historic rescue package that President Trump has signed into law to aid in our nation’s continued recovery and help get 2021 started off on the right foot. This bill was months in the making and, while not perfect, it contains several critical provisions that will allow us to safely reopen Missouri businesses, get students and teachers back in the classroom,...