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  • Blaine’s Bulletin: National Small Business Week
    Posted in Columns on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Whether it’s the local coffee shop where they know your order by heart, the antique store with the best treasures, the local ice cream shop where the kids head after a little league game, or the family-owned restaurant where you gather with your loved ones; small businesses across the nation serve as the lifeblood of our communities. This week we celebrate National Small Business week, an opportunity to honor the successes of our friends and neighbors who work hard to support our communities and... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Community Banking Month
    Posted in Columns on April 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Throughout my time serving Missouri’s Third Congressional District, I’ve consistently fought for the rights of our local communities to make decisions for themselves. Unfortunately, many in D.C. have a “Washington knows best” mentality about everything from healthcare to banking. It seems like politicians from across the nation are constantly attempting to establish additional government control in our everyday lives. This has been particularly obvious in the banking sector with notoriously anti... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Working for You
    Posted in Columns on April 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Each and every day I strive to represent my constituents in the Third Congressional District of Missouri to the best of my ability. Whether I’m fighting for our Missouri values in Washington D.C. or working alongside our local communities, my constituents come first. Not only do I have the opportunity to work for all of you, but I am supported by a team of hardworking staff who serve our district as well. The week of April 22nd, my staff will be holding constituent service days across Missouri’s... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: 100 Days
    Posted in Columns on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    My Democratic colleagues have now controlled the U.S. House of Representatives for 100 days. After a decade in the minority, it is understandable that my colleagues may be slightly out of practice on the intricacies of governing. However, while they claim they’ve been working “for the people” for the last 100 days, the truth is that they’ve advocated for more government control of our individual lives, embraced radical socialism, ignored the crisis at our border, defended infanticide and propose... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: How is this partisan?
    Posted in Columns on April 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    At a time when protecting babies is, unfathomably, a partisan issue, I’m working hard to uphold our Missouri values and support one of our most vulnerable populations: the unborn. It is simply incomprehensible how many precious lives have been cut short by abortion, and now some politicians are taking it a step further and actually advocating for ending the lives of babies after birth. The Governor of Virginia, a pediatrician, recently advocated for abortion after delivery, “If a mother is in la... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: No Collusion
    Posted in Columns on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Over the last two years, the U.S. has seen our economy outperform expectations, nearly 4 million jobs have been created, we’ve renewed our fight against the opioid crisis, and we’re finally taking meaningful action to secure our borders. In that same time, others have used partisan politics to continually attempt to undermine the President, downplay his many successes, and distract the American public with conspiracy theories. Gross Domestic Product grew at 3.1 percent for the last two years, a ... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Preparing for the Storm
    Posted in Columns on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    As many in our community face historic flooding, Congress is grappling with the best way forward for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the last fifty years, the NFIP is a critical program for many Missourians who live along the Mississippi, Missouri, and Osage Rivers and the Lake of the Ozarks. Unfortunately, the NFIP has faced systemic problems for years, keeping taxpayers on the hook for future losses as Congress provides... Read more

  • 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

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