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While all Americans have suffered during this coronavirus pandemic, our businesses have been facing unprecedented challenges. Virtually overnight, our economy ground to a halt. Revenues have dried up, and bills continue to pile up. In an effort to help our small businesses, Congress passed the...

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Today, the House passed a third coronavirus response bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), designed to help America emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient. Many Americans are suffering from the economic fallout from this pandemic. Millions are...

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This past week, we saw our first deaths in Missouri due to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. While this has been a trying time for all of us, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones who have endured such terrible losses. It’s a somber reminder to all of us that as...

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COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is beginning to spread in the United States. Since last week’s update, many additional cases have been confirmed in our country, including in Missouri. The World Health Organization has labelled the virus as a “pandemic,” though they say that it is...

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been in the news a lot lately as it spread from China around the world and to America. We’ve dealt with disease outbreaks before, including SARS, Ebola, and H1N1, and we’re prepared to take this one head on as well. The President declared a public health emergency...

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The Flood of 2019 wrecked valuable farmland, flooded family homes that have stood for generations, and left communities scrambling to pick up the pieces. For the folks along the Missouri River who lost their homes, life as they knew it was turned upside down, with almost no warning. Then, in...

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In America, 9 out of 10 students are educated in a public school. I’m included in that number, as are my children, some of whom have gone on to teach in that same school system. Our public schools and educators across the nation do incredible work every single day and it’s important to...

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Our nation suffers the consequences of our poorly maintained infrastructure every day—whether it’s traveling down a pothole-ridden road on the way to work, driving the long way around a weight-restricted bridge to get a truckload of grain to market, or worrying while the school bus takes your...

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On Tuesday, President Trump delivered an inspiring, powerful State of the Union address. On Wednesday, the United States Senate acquitted him of all the baseless impeachment charges brought against him by the House. The impeachment circus is finally over, and America is finally back on track....

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Since it was first announced in 2011, the Waters of the U.S. rule—as envisioned by President Obama—has hung like a millstone around the neck of rural America. Better known as WOTUS, the rule drew the ire of farmers, small business owners, and many living in the heart of the country—and...