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  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Impeachment Proceedings
    Posted in Columns on November 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    More than five weeks ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi unilaterally announced the beginning of House Democrats’ so-called “impeachment investigation.” Since then, numerous hearings have been held with dozens of witnesses being interviewed. Yet the American people and vast majority of Representatives have been left in the dark. Because public hearings in the Judiciary Committee continually disprove the Left’s narrative, Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff decided to hold secret h... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: The First Amendment
    Posted in Columns on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment is a critical piece of our country’s framework and one of our defining qualities as a nation. There is a reason our forefathers chose to make this the first amendment to the Constitution. After living unde... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Columns on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Unfortunately, most of us have a loved one or friend who’s been affected by breast cancer. Every year, hundreds of thousands of women in the U.S. are diagnosed with this terrible disease. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, by the end of 2019, there will have been an estimated 268,600 people diagnosed in this year alone. Statistics say one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lives and in Missouri, breast cancer is the third most diagnosed type of cancer. With a threat this lar... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: October District Work Period
    Posted in Columns on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Over Congress’ October work period, I spent a very productive two weeks in Missouri’s Third District meeting with constituents. From home builders to medical technology professionals to families continuing to struggle with the effects of the devastating flooding over the summer, I met with a whole host of Missourians. I even spent a little time at the county jail. I had the opportunity to meet with the Missouri Home Builders Association to discuss the economy and importance of home building in M... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Time to Pass USMCA
    Posted in Columns on October 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    On November 30, 2018, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, commonly called the USMCA. The trilateral agreement was designed to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA with a modern trade deal that recognizes the technological advancements of the past two decades and creates a fairer playing field for U.S. workers, manufacturers, farmers, and small businesses. With a projected impact of 176,000 new job... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: Impeachment Agenda
    Posted in Columns on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    “The government both in the executive and the legislative branches must carry out in good faith the platforms upon which the party was entrusted with power. But the government is that of the whole people; the party is the instrument through which policies are determined and men chosen to bring them into being. The animosities of elections should have no place in our government, for government must concern itself alone with the common weal.” When George Washington spoke those words, he was warnin... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: We the People
    Posted in Columns on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” This week marks 232 years since our founding fathers signed the United States Constitution. Serving as the framework for our young nation, this document protects the unali... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: We Will Never Forget
    Posted in Columns on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week, our nation honored the 2,977 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Eighteen years later, the death toll is still rising. It is expected that deaths resulting from 9/11-related illnesses will soon exceed those who perished on that fateful day in 2001. More than 10 times the number of NYPD officers who died on September 11th have passed away in the 18 years since. Just last month, President Donald Trump signed into law legislation to permanently authorize the September 11th... Read more

  • Blaine’s Bulletin: August District Work Period
    Posted in Columns on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    With Congress out of session in August, I had the opportunity to travel throughout Missouri’s Third District to meet with constituents and visit hospitals, first responders, farms, and small businesses, just to name a few. There is a misconception that while not in Washington DC, Congress is not working – that “recess” equates to nothing getting done. This couldn’t be further from the truth. District work periods are the most meaningful and rewarding aspects of representative government. This ti... Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Celebrating Hardworking Americans
    Posted in Columns on August 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Throughout our nation’s history, American workers have been the driving force behind its growth and success. Our country is built on American grit and the pride of a hard day’s work. Without the notion of hard work, innovation, and motivation of our workforce, America would not be the country it is today. As we head into Labor Day weekend, I hope we can all celebrate the successes of our fellow Americans. Just a few years ago, I lamented the economic struggle that was facing our middle class, in... Read more

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