Blaine's Bulletin: Calling All High School Artists!

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso

Congress could use a good soul-cleansing, which is why I’m thrilled to announce the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. My offices in Jefferson City and Cottleville are now accepting submissions from high school students until 5 p.m. on April 18. 

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to showcase incredible high school artists from Missouri’s Third District. The winning artwork goes on display in the United States Capitol where thousands of visitors, government employees, and members of Congress get to enjoy it.

If you know of any young, talented artists— whether they’ve been creating art for years or have even the slightest interest in drawing or painting— please encourage them to send us their work.

We’ve received some truly beautiful and thought-provoking pieces over the years, and I always look forward to seeing what students create.

For more details on the competition, including how they can book an appointment with my office, visit the “Congressional Art Competition” section under the “Services” tab on my website.  

From terrific art to athletic dominance and community service, I’m always proud to show off the accomplishments of young Missourians in the Third District.

Of course, schools are only one facet of a thriving community. While working from the home front this week, I met with groups committed to creating opportunities for their neighbors.

At two separate roundtables with the Callaway Chamber and local banks, respectively, we discussed many of the issues facing Missourians. Not surprisingly, a depleted workforce, high inflation, and reliable access to capital remain obstacles in Missouri and across the country.

Fox News recently reported that more Americans are picking up second jobs to make ends meet and withstand brutally high inflation. Meanwhile, President Biden’s team has begun gloating about a “strong economy.” Anyone even remotely in touch with the real world knows our economy is on shaky ground, and any signs of life are thanks to hard-working Americans picking up the slack for the Commander in Chief.

On the Financial Services Committee and the Small Business Committee, I’m working with my colleagues to address these issues and pressure the Biden administration to stop getting in the way.

While in Missouri, I also met with Avail Switchgears Systems, who designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs switchgear systems that mitigate safety issues and provide energy to utility markets. A vulnerable energy grid threatens our national security, so I support a comprehensive approach to securing it. We need high-quality, American-made infrastructure and a wide array of natural resources for power.

I’m sorry if we missed each other this week, but I’ll be back in the district soon! You can also reach out to my offices in Cottleville or Jefferson City if you need a hand with anything.

It is always a pleasure to visit with those I serve. Thank you for placing your trust in me, and stay tuned for more updates from D.C.

CONTACT US: I encourage you to visit my official website or call my offices in Jefferson City (573-635-7232) or Cottleville (636-327-7055) with your questions and concerns. If you want even greater access to what I am working on, please visit my YouTube site, and Facebook page, and keep up-to-date with Twitter and Instagram.