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While most Missourians tried to put the election behind them on Nov. 4, I spent the day driving around my Senate district collecting campaign signs. All that windshield time provided an opportunity to reflect on this year’s campaigns and take stock of the results. For the most part, I was pleased...
I wish to thank the Sheriff and the Willow Springs Police Department for their excellent detective work in the retrieval of property that was stolen from me.  They were difficult cases to solve as no tangible evidence was found at the scenes.    Thank you for all you do for our community...
Help heal this divided country by loving your neighbor as yourself As religion and politics have become more entwined in recent years, our country has become more divided.  Since the debate debacle on Tuesday evening, I think that’s something we can all agree on.  I have been doing a good deal of...
At the Capitol, we are currently between legislative sessions, but rumors have been circulating in Jefferson City that we will be called back into session before the end of the year to do more work on the budget.  On one hand, it’s great to report that our Missouri economy has strongly rebounded...
What do White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Republican Judiciary Committee leader Jim Jordan and President Trump’s Campaign all have in common? Each one of them had their social media accounts temporarily banned this week for sharing the New York Post’s story about Joe Biden’s son,...
This past summer, as the two presidential campaigns slogged through a veritable swamp of dangerous and important issues – including the poisonous coronavirus, our fast-sinking economy and the deep and tangled roots of race relations in America - a word was lost. The word was "infrastructure...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day and Missourians will head to the polls. I suspect most of us have already decided on the major candidates, but many voters are still considering the constitutional questions on the ballot. With that in mind, I’d like to share my thoughts on the two amendments...
Protecting our Missouri way of life, fighting for our values - these are two motivators which drive me every day in Congress. I am constantly looking at ways our government can work better for the people it serves. Where has our government overreached, encroached on our freedoms, made life more...
As a result of the uniqueness of this public health situation and its ever-evolving status, I am writing to inform you as to the most recent activities and efforts underway at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) related to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The safety and security...
Recently, I had an opportunity to hear Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn speak at the Webster County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. You’ll rarely find a more enthusiastic champion for Missouri agriculture. A fifth-generation Missouri farmer, Chinn and her husband operate a 1,...

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