Tag: President Trump

RELEASE: Blunt, Van Hollen, and 42 Senators urge support of US-Canada-Mexico united bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.) led a bipartisan letter signed by 44 Senators to President Trump expressing support for United 2026 — a bid by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to jointly host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. “We believe this effort presents an exceptional opportunity to showcase our nations’ shared passion for soccer and its positive impact in local communities and on the international stage,” […]

RELEASE: Blunt: “Improving the strength, safety & reliability of our infrastructure is critical for maintaining our state’s competitive advantage”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today released the following statement on President Trump’s infrastructure proposal: “As a hub for our nation’s highways, railways, and waterways, improving the strength, safety, and reliability of our infrastructure is critical for maintaining our state’s competitive advantage. The president’s focus on expediting new projects, leveraging federal dollars to boost state, local, and private-sector investment, and modernizing rural infrastructure, including broadband expansion, […]

RELEASE: Blunt, Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Administration to Prioritize Resources for Mississippi River System

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tammy Baldwin (Wisc.) led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney urging the administration to include sufficient funding in its FY 2019 budget request to continue preconstruction engineering and design for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP). In addition, the senators requested that the administration include that funding in the Army Corps of […]

Chappelle-Nadal apologizes to President Trump

FERGUSON, Mo. – State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made a public statement at Wellspring United Methodist Church today to apologize to the public, the Missouri Legislature, and President Donald Trump and his family for her remarks on Facebook Thursday saying she hoped he would be assassinated. “Today, I attended a wonderful service here at Wellspring, and the title of the service was ‘I stand accused’. And I do, rightfully, because I made a mistake. And you […]

McCaskill Passes the Arla Harrell Act Into Law, Delivering Decades-Overdue Relief to Veterans Exposed to Mustard Gas

Thursday, August 3, 2017 WASHINGTON – Capping a two-year battle on behalf of a Missouri veteran and his fellow servicemembers, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has successfully passed into law her bill to deliver decades-overdue relief to veterans intentionally exposed to mustard gas during World War II. McCaskill’s Arla Harrell Act—named for the last living Missouri veteran exposed to those mustard gas experiments—was approved by the Senate last night, after gaining approval in the U.S. House […]

St. Louis County Blog 12 p.m. — Peter Kinder appointed by Trump, LaunchCode a finalist, new super PAC supports Hawley

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 12 p.m. Clayton Times: Protest planned regarding ice rink during St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday A conservation group is scheduled to rally at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday to protest a new ice rink facility being built in Creve Coeur Lake Park. The Missouri Times: Pro right-to-work group accused of armed intimidation A pro-right-to-work group is catching some flak after it was reported that four armed men were handing out […]

PRESS RELEASE: Blunt praises President Trump’s intent to nominate ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today praised President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Governor Sam Brownback (Kan.) to the position of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department. “Our nation was founded on the principle of religious liberty, and we have a unique responsibility to protect and promote that fundamental freedom throughout the world,” Blunt said. “The appointment of an Ambassador-at-Large sends a clear message to those who are […]