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Today was a long time coming. We finally ditched one of the worst government regulations in my lifetime—the Obama Administration’s disastrous “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. Back in 2015, then-President Obama and his band of unelected bureaucrats at the EPA, finalized the WOTUS rule—trying to...

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In rural North Missouri, we travel a lot of miles every day—it’s just a fact of life. We know that our roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair. Inadequately maintained roads and bridges cause needless delays and detours, greatly impacting public safety and commerce. Some bridges have...

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With kids heading back to school, parents are scrambling to pack lunches, double-check school supply lists, and make sure everyone gets where they need to be on time—right after snapping some first day of school photos. At the same time, teachers are busy preparing for a successful school year....

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You might not recognize the name Adam Olin Smith, but you should. A native of Bevier, Adam was an American hero who gave his life in defense of our nation. I never had the chance to meet Adam, but last week I had the honor of celebrating his life and legacy with his family, friends, and...

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There is a national security crisis at our southern border. Illegal immigrants, human traffickers, drug smugglers, and gangs are abusing our open border and American citizens are paying the price. It’s time we put an end to this crisis—and step one is building a wall. This didn’t used to be a...

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Since the day President Trump took office, America has been making a comeback. President Trump’s agenda to lower taxes and cut unnecessary regulations has put American workers and American businesses first, and we’re reaping the rewards of these pro-growth policies. Our economy is booming. Job...

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The Flood of 2019 has impacted almost everyone in North Missouri—even those whose homes, farmland, and businesses were spared have friends, neighbors, and family who were far less fortunate. Some places along the Missouri River have been underwater going on 4 months now, we have seen record...

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July 4, 1776. Independence Day.

On this day, the Second Continental Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration of Independence authored by Thomas Jefferson. Fighting had begun nearly a year earlier at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. It would be another 7 years before...

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The first step to making our federal government more effective and more efficient is to bring it closer to the people. The less our government is centralized in Washington, the better it can serve the taxpayers. With that in mind, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week that...