Tag: Roy Blunt

RELEASE: Blunt urges FCC to increase funding for life-saving rural health care program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, yesterday joined a bipartisan group of 30 U.S. Senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to strengthen a program aimed at improving health care in rural communities through services like telehealth that rely on increased connectivity. In the letter, the senators urged the FCC to increase the funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program to address the shortage of […]

RELEASE: Blunt, McCaskill applaud unanimous Senate passage of resolution honoring ill and injured service members and their families

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill today commended Senate passage of their legislation designating May 1, 2018, as Silver Star Service Banner Day. The measure passed the Senate by unanimous consent yesterday. Blunt and McCaskill have introduced similar legislation annually to honor our nation’s wounded and ill service members and veterans, and their families. “Our nation’s military men and women put everything on the line to keep us safe, risking illness or injury that […]

RELEASE: Blunt issues statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “First Lady Barbara Bush was a wonderful person who lived an extraordinary life. She was admired and respected by Americans for her straightforward approach, and her devotion to her family and her country. I was fortunate to be able to be in her home, to know her family, and to be part of the literacy […]

RELEASE: Blunt issues statement on military action targeting Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the joint airstrikes carried out by the United States, Great Britain, and France targeting the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons infrastructure: “President Trump, along with our allies, organized the right response to Bashar al-Assad’s horrific chemical attack. I commend the swift action on the part of all the military forces that carried out this mission. I support this effort and believe the president has […]

RELEASE: Blunt, McCaskill honor University of Central Missouri women’s basketball team for NCAA Division II National Title

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a resolution Thursday introduced by Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill commending the University of Central Missouri women’s basketball team on their NCAA Division II National Tournament title. “The Central Missouri Jennies took on the undefeated, defending champions with unparalleled drive, securing a breakaway lead that carried them to victory in the NCAA Division II national championship,” said Blunt. “All Missourians should be proud of the outstanding performance […]

Legislation that would replace Riverside Bridge in Ozark passes in Senate committee

Legislation that seeks to replace the Riverside Bridge in Ozark passed in committee on Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced the bill in April which seeks to expedite the construction of a new bridge, adjacent to the Riverside Bridge, by eliminating statutory restrictions that prevent new construction in the area. Blunt said the bridge will help alleviate flood-related closures to the area businesses and speed up emergency vehicle response times. “Replacing the Riverside Bridge […]