Saturday, April 22, 2017

Billy Long- No town hall meetings in seven years, four trips to Vegas in three months

Seventh District Congressman Billy Long has not held even one town hall meeting since beginning his first term in January 2011, but he found time to go to Las Vegas at least four times in the first three months of 2017.

Long's quarterly campaign disclosure report, filed April 15 with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows the congressman reporting $660.42 in lodging at Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino January 11, $427.98 for a meal at the Four Queens Hotel and Casino February 6, $189.34 for lodging at the Wynn Las Vegas March 6, and two separate transactions, $1,325.42 for lodging at Wynn Las Vegas on March 28 and $901.98 for lodging at Wynn Las Vegas March 29.

Long's $117,265.72 in expenditures for the first quarter included 57 meals totaling $17,316.07.

Long received $151,366 in contributions, including $7,000 from lobbyists and $20,000 from insurance, medical, and pharmaceutical PACs.

Sen. Roy Blunt's Rely on Your Beliefs leadership PAC gave Long $10,000, while Koch Industries provided $1,000 and Hunton & Williams, a lobbying firm that represents Koch Industries, provided him with another $2,000.

Other special interest PACs contributing to Long include the following:

-Anthem $2,500
-Express Scripts $2,500
-Sunovian Pharamaceuticals $5,000
-CBS $2,500
-Professional Insurance Agents $1,000
-Bayer Corporation $1,500
-Exxon Mobil $4,000
-21st Century Fox $2,500


Concerned citizen said...

Wish he would retire

JoplinEatsBlog said...

Excellent information, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Another copy and paste, hard-hitting piece.

Randy said...

Anonymous 5:11, you are absolutely correct- except for a few things. The information is taken from Billy Long's quarterly FEC report, which is linked to in the post. If you check out the post, you will see no indications that anything has bene copied and pasted. Feel free to run any of my post through Google and you will not find any instance of it being published anywhere else. It is original reporting. I do copy and paste material on my blogs. In every post that I copy and paste, I give complete attribution. Often at the top of the post, you will see who the news release is from, which offers you the opportunity to judge its legitimacy. When the Joplin Globe and many other newspapers run news releases, they often say 'from staff reports," which is usually a good indication that no one on the staff had anything to do with it, except, of course, for copying and pasting.

The second part of your comment is right on the money, if you will pardon the pun. it is a hard hitting piece.

Anonymous said...

Long is a waste of space. He came in on the tea party bus and is taking all of us for a ride. He doesn't represent us. He's in it for himself and his cronies.

Anonymous said...

Billy has been feeding at the public trough or so long, he now resembles "No Neck" Nick.

Anonymous said...

CBS? Does this stand for something I don't recognize or is it the TV station?

Anonymous said...

Bill long perfectly resembles the area he represents,fat,white,not very bright,does the opposite of what he says he will SW Mo has the Rep they deserve and will reelect again and again

Anonymous said...

@ 9:44 AM. You hit the pig right on the head.

Anonymous said...


Intune said...

Boss Hog

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Yooge News if it's true!

Scott Wong says Billy Long is against Trumpcare!
BREAKING: Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) tells me he's a NO on new GOP health bill! Brings to 22 the number of NO votes

Anonymous said...

A GOP lawmaker once explained: "There's the Tuesday Group, RSC, HFC & The Billy Long Caucus"

Anonymous said...

I just called Billy Longs office in Springfield and asked if he currently has any town hall meetings scheduled. The answer was "no", he's been in Washington for the past couple of weeks. I think we need to demand he represent us and how the hell is he going to do that if he isn't communicating with his constituents? He is a joke and a disgrace to our district.