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The 118th Congress is now fully underway, and the change of control of the House of Representatives is on full display. As I discussed in last week’s bulletin, the first bill the House passed … more
I think most of America would agree the IRS could use some lessons in efficiency. As with most government agencies, it’s riddled with red tape and bureaucracy. The pandemic put a spotlight on … more
Typically, my goal in these columns is to update you on what’s going on in Congress and around our district. There’s rarely a shortage of things to talk about when it comes to D.C. Our … more
The October district work period is well underway, and I have been making the rounds across the Third District. Hearing from you directly is the most valuable insight I can have as your … more
Just about every American who was alive at the time remembers exactly where we were on September 11th, 2001. That tragic day shook New York City, Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Penn., and the entire … more
Affordability should never stand in the way of American students’ ability to receive the highest education possible. There’s a reason our country is called the “Land of … more
This past Monday marked the one year anniversary of one of the biggest foreign policy failures in our nation’s history: our rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan. Regardless of politics, I think … more
Nobody of sane mind would throw gasoline on a burning house. You hopefully wouldn’t drive past a drowning swimmer in your boat. And you probably wouldn’t pour salt on a paper cut. That is … more
Feb.  24th of this year, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine completely unprovoked and has taken countless lives since. He has been relentless in his quest for control of his neighboring sovereign … more
Farming is one of the most rewarding (and the most essential) industries there is. If all goes right, the hard work you put into your land in the middle of America becomes food for the world. In … more
On Monday, we celebrated the most American day of the year: Independence Day. Families all over Missouri were barbequing with friends and neighbors, towns around the Third District were holding … more
After two summers without tours and very limited meetings due to the pandemic and Washington, D.C. being shut down, things around Capitol Hill are getting close to being back to normal. Capitol tours … more
From 1939-1945, the majority of developed nations on earth were involved in World War II. Following the instability caused by World War I in Europe and Adolf Hitler’s evil rise to power in … more
Memorial Day has come to be known as the unofficial kick off to summer. Families across Missouri will be barbecuing with friends, perhaps attending a baseball or softball game, or maybe taking a trip … more
Corporal Benjamin Cooper from Joplin dedicated his life to serving our country. Following his eight years of service in the United States Army, he moved to Missouri and joined the Joplin Police … more
The Easter District Work Period has been a very productive one around the Third District. Being home in Missouri and getting to catch up with many of you is my favorite part of the job. While the … more
Mark 16: 5-6: “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You … more
On Wednesday, we celebrated National Vietnam Veterans Day to honor the Americans who served our country in Vietnam. Many soldiers who served in Vietnam were drafted, taking them away from their … more
Now that we are halfway through March, tax season is in full swing. At a time when inflation is at a 40-year high and gas prices are breaking records every week, families in Missouri and across … more
The conflict in Ukraine unfortunately continues to rage on with Putin and the Russian army relentlessly attacking cities across Ukraine with absolutely no regard for human life. This is not a fight … more
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