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Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus and Reopening Update

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While the last few months have been trying as we have stayed home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri is on the path to safely reopening. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) got back up and running this week to help businesses across the nation pay workers and stay afloat. And, with testing now widely available to people who need it and encouraging numbers being reported by the Misso... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

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For more than a month now, the coronavirus has caused normal life to stall for the majority of Missourians and our economy. Children have been home from school, many businesses have been closed, and our medical community has been working around the clock to fight this virus and keep us healthy. Many Missouri businesses, our favorite restaurants, barber shops, florists and bakeries, have been devas... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: The 3rd District Comes Together

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This week, I was honored to be named to President Trump’s Opening Up America Again Congressional Group. The Administration and our medical community have worked tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and the appreciation we feel for our medical professionals and first responders who put their lives on the line everyday cannot be overstated. As we continue taking measures to keep... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Easter

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This Sunday we will celebrate the holiest day of the year: Easter. While logistics of this special day may be a little bit different this year, the message of Easter and our faith remain more important than ever. The coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation for this country, but the Easter season is a great time for us to pray for the health and safety of America and the world and be tha... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update Part IV

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There has been a lot of talk about the CARES Act, the bill was signed into law last week. News about what is in it, or not it, is coming at us 24 hours a day. The headlines about checks from the Treasury or billions of dollars of loans to businesses sheds some light on what the new law entails, but people I talk to here in Missouri want to know: how does this bill help your family and where can yo... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus Update Part III

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There is no shortage of commentary and media reports on the ongoing pandemic that has confined many of us to our homes and restricted most of our day-to-day to interactions. However, there is often a difference between “news” and information. Please remember you can find fact-based information from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services athealth.mo.gov and from the Centers for Disea... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Coronavirus Update

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As Missouri and the country continues our response to the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, it is important that we continue listening to the advice of the medical community and following the guidance of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The state of Missouri has a 24-hour hotline staffed by medical professional that can be... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Women’s History Month

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Missouri has been – and remains – home to some of the most impressive women you could ever hope to meet. Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month to honor the women in our lives and thank them for the incredible contributions Missouri women make to our families, communities, towns, and state. Missouri’s own Annie White Baxter was a pioneer for women serving in government. She became the fir... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: Coronavirus

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This past Wednesday, the House passed a bill to provide the funding President Trump requested to address coronavirus in the United States. This bill, which will soon become law, will make diagnostic tests more available, support treatment for those who have been diagnosed with the virus, and fund vaccine development. It also provides the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with respon... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: 2020 Census

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During the 2008 Presidential election, Missouri had eleven votes in the electoral college. In each election since then we’ve only had 10, meaning our votes in the elections since 2008 – including this November – had less effect on the outcome than in prior years. Why? Because electoral votes are based on states’ population as determined by the Census. Every ten years, the Constitution mandates tha... Read more »