Tag: President Donald Trump

RELEASE: Blunt: Missourians Seeing More Bonuses, Bigger Paychecks Because of Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the Senate’s weekly Republican leadership press conference to highlight the positive impact tax reform is having on Missouri families. Blunt shared stories from Missourians who are now able to keep more of what they earn because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and noted that more than 30 companies that are either based in Missouri or employ Missourians have announced bonuses, wage increases, or […]

Republicans handed first special election defeat amid Greitens scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an interview with the Morning Consult last week, Governor Eric Greitens wouldn’t say if he thought the Missouri Republican Party could hold all four seats in Tuesday’s special elections, saying “That’s up to the voters. … What I can tell you is Republican policies are working.” The voters, it seems, may see things a little differently, as Republicans failed to hold all four seats as their Democratic counterparts came up […]

RELEASE: Blunt commends President Trump’s action to expand rural broadband

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced new executive actions to promote broadband expansion in rural areas. “President Trump’s focus on expanding broadband to rural areas is good news for Missouri farmers, ranchers, and, most importantly, families,” Blunt said. “Today, an estimated 61 percent of rural Missourians lack access to broadband. By ending the digital divide, we will help […]

How will federal tax reform affect Missouri?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Congress has crossed the I’s and dotted the T’s with their latest version of tax reform legislation, and the signature by President Donald Trump has officially finalized the $1.5 trillion federal tax overhaul package. The sweeping reform is some of the largest cuts in the nation’s history, the largest rewrite of the federal tax code since the Reagan administration. The tax reform package could mean most Americans will see […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens sends tweet in support of President Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Today, Governor Eric Greitens spoke with Vice President Mike Pence regarding the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following the conversation, he tweeted: Just spoke to @VP to express my congratulations and gratitude to he and @POTUS for their bold, historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. — Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) December 6, 2017

Treasurer Schmitt talks tax reform on Fox Business Network

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Company Wednesday morning to talk about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, just hours before the President landed for his second visit to the Show-Me State. Schmitt spoke about the reform bills, saying he hoped U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill would vote for the tax cut but said that Missourians are “prepared to be disappointed.” Schmitt spoke about the tax cuts […]

RELEASE: Blunt Response to President Trump’s Speech in St. Charles, Missouri

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement following President Trump’s speech in St. Charles, Mo.: “As President Trump made clear today, fixing our broken tax code is about two things: helping hardworking Missouri families keep more of what they earn and ensuring there are more opportunities and better-paying jobs for every American. I’ve heard from countless Missouri families, small business owners, and manufacturers about the challenges they face with our outdated tax code. They […]

Schmitt heads to Washington to talk tax reform with Trump administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has long been a supporter of tax reform, authoring two of the largest tax cuts in the history of the state. And on Thursday, the State Treasurer will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to share that message with members of the Trump administration. “In September, I called on Congress to finally fix this problem and put working families first by passing substantive tax reform by the […]

Schmitt heads to Washington to talk tax reform with Trump administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has long been a supporter of tax reform, authoring two of the largest tax cuts in the history of the state. And on Thursday, the State Treasurer will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to share that message with members of the Trump administration. “In September, I called on Congress to finally fix this problem and put working families first by passing substantive tax reform by the […]

RELEASE: Blunt Praises President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Mark James to Serve as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today praised President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Mark James to the position of United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri. “Mark James’s dedication to public service and commitment to safer communities make him an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Marshal,” said Blunt. “Over the course of his nearly 40-year career, Mr. James has earned widespread praise for effectively managing law enforcement operations […]