Tag: President Donald Trump

Governor Parson attends working lunch with President Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today, Governor Mike Parson attended a working lunch with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss best practices and lay out Missouri’s top priorities, including infrastructure and workforce development. “In order for Missouri to move forward, we must work together to address major issues, including infrastructure and workforce development,” said Governor Mike Parson. “I appreciate President Trump’s commitment and invitation to play a role in strengthening State and […]

Gov. Parson to meet with President Trump, Stenger this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In just his third week in office, Governor Mike Parson will continue discussions to identify the best solutions to address Missouri’s top issues and priorities with meetings at the White House. According to the governor’s spokesperson, Parson is scheduled to have lunch with a group of governors and President Donald Trump Thursday before heading back to the Show-Me State that evening. Parson will sit in on Cabinet-level meetings to discuss the needs […]

As newspapers struggle, McCaskill hopes to suspend paper tariffs

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced on Tuesday that she’s backing a bipartisan push to halt excessive taxes on paper imports that are critical to Missouri’s newspaper and printing industries. According to McCaskill, the bipartisan legislation, which has been endorsed by printers and publishers representing more than 600,000 American jobs, would suspend the import taxes on uncoated groundwood paper while the Department of Commerce examines the health of the printing and publishing industry. “Newspapers are already […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens authorizes Missouri Guardsmen to support US border security mission

Today, Governor Greitens authorized the deployment of Missouri Army National Guard troops and resources to the southern border in support of Operation Guardian Support. Four Soldiers and a UH-72 Lakota helicopter were deployed to Arizona to assist the Department of Defense in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Security Mission, authorized by President Donald J. Trump in April. Governor Greitens was on-site for their departure, and thanked the Missouri National Guard soldiers deploying. […]

White House is taking Greitens situation ‘very seriously’

The situation surrounding the Missouri governor is “very concerning” and the White House is taking it “very seriously,” according to President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. During the daily press briefing on Friday, a reporter asked Sanders if the President had received the letter three Republican state Senators had sent him and what his response is. “I don’t have an official response at this time,” Sanders answered. “but certainly that is something that […]

President Trump signs Wagner’s sex trafficking bill into law

In front of a host of human trafficking survivors and their families, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. “I want to thank the survivors and families who join us today. I’m signing this bill in your honor,” Trump said. “We are all together, politicians both Republicans and […]

RELEASE: Blunt Applauds President Trump’s Intent to Nominate John Jordan to Serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after President Trump announced that he intends to nominate John Jordan, who currently serves as Sheriff of Cape Girardeau County, to the position of United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri. “Sheriff John Jordan’s tenure as the longest serving sheriff in Cape Girardeau County history has prepared him well to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri,” said […]

RELEASE: Blunt commends selection of Stephen Clark to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Stephen Clark as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri: “Stephen Clark has decades of experience arguing cases at the local, state and federal level. Throughout his career, Mr. Clark has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to defending the Constitution, earning widespread praise from legal professionals and elected officials. Mr. Clark is […]

U.S. Senate passes Wagner’s sex trafficking bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. The measure, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 97-2, will be sent to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill passed the House in February by a vote of 388-25 and is backed by a broad coalition […]

Jobs, the economy and the governor on This Week on Missouri Politics

It’s been the week for job creation in Missouri and the opinion panel on This Week in Missouri Politics dives right into the topic. “I think it is terrific,” said Rep. Gretchen Bangert. With the companies opening doors in Missouri, Scott Faughn pointed out that it looks like some of President Donald Trump’s policies are working. “You know, the president is about results. As a businessman, sometimes that’s usually what we forget to do in […]