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  • Blaine's Bulletin: The Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Columns on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    “My frustration with loan access today is that my 20-year-old daughter, who has a full-time, decent paying job, cannot get a loan to buy her first vehicle. It’s a catch 22 – you need credit to get credit, but no one will give you the credit to begin with. I would like to see our young adults be able to build the credit they need so they can have a decent future.” – Michele from Fulton Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: The History Behind Washington's Historic Cherry Blossoms
    Posted in Columns on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Spring is a particularly popular time of year for many Americans to visit our nation’s capital. If you travel to Washington in early April, chances are you will have an opportunity to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom. The most famous place to view them is around the Tidal Basin near Thomas Jefferson’s Memorial. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: This Week in the House of Representatives
    Posted in Columns on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    This was another jam packed week in the House of Representatives. Important bills on the House floor, three Committee hearings, and lots of informative constituent meetings were on the agenda for the past week. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: A Snapshot of Fulton
    Posted in Columns on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Another successful week is in the books. There is a lot to discuss regarding this past week, so let’s get to it. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: American Health Care Act
    Posted in Columns on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health-Care

    “Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, my wife and I have seen two major effects on our health insurance. Premiums have gone up sharply, they are now doubled what they were half a decade ago. Worse than that, our deductibles have gone up sharply.” – Stephen, Osage Beach. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Another Busy Week in Washington
    Posted in Columns on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    March is upon us and the House of Representatives is wrapping up another busy week. Before I detail this week’s activities, I would like to ask you to join me in keeping in your thoughts and prayers those of our fellow citizens who were impacted by the deadly storms that swept across Missouri last Tuesday night. I also want to thank those who responded to the storm and are hard at work repairing the damage that it inflicted. Please pay close attention to the weather warnings in your local area. As you know, the weather in Missouri can change in the blink of an eye, and these warnings save lives. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: A Snapshot of My Day
    Posted in Columns on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Regular readers of this column know that the House of Representatives has been off to a busy start this year. We are particularly focused on regulatory relief, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and reforming our broken tax code during the first 200 days of the Trump presidency. With the House not in session this week, I traveled throughout Missouri to listen to the concerns of my constituents, answer their questions, and make sure they had the most up to date information about what is happening in Washington. It was a great week on the road with many visits and meetings, but my Tuesday trip around Franklin County really stood out to me. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Recognizing Presidents' Day
    Posted in Columns on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    America’s rich history not only includes events such as the Civil War or when Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis on the great expedition to explore the West – but it also includes the individuals who were our leaders during these times. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: We Can and Must Do Better
    Posted in Columns on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health-Care, Small Business

    “We are looking for ways to provide the same great service while at the same time looking at more ways to cut our costs. We are running out of ideas to cut costs because this bad economy has been going on for five years now. We continue to work longer hours instead of hiring new workers.” – constituent from Jefferson City Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Reining in Regulations
    Posted in Columns on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    A little recent history to start this week. In 1996, as part of the Contract with America, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law the Congressional Review Act (CRA). This little known tool gives Congress the power to invalidate a rule or regulation from the executive branch within 60 days of it being issued. You may be thinking, can’t Congress pass a law to overturn a rule already? The answer is yes, but the CRA allows Congress to expedite the disapproval of regulations and also requires only a simple majority vote in the Senate. Read more

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